Saturday, February 20, 2016

BOY, DOG, RESCUED FROM SMALL ISLAND @ CAMP DISCOVERY

Courtesy of the Journal News: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/cortlandt/2016/02/20/boy-dog-stuck-island-camp-discovery/80667352/ 

AND MORE DETAIL FROM THE CROTON FD FB PAGE, SEE THE PHOTOS AT https://www.facebook.com/CrotonFire/photos/pcb.596331870514374/596327563848138/?type=3&theater AND https://www.facebook.com/CrotonFire/photos/pcb.596331870514374/596327530514808/?type=3&theater 

***ICE/WATER RESCUE OF YOUTH & DOG FROM CORTLANDT LAKE***

At about 3:05 PM, Croton Fire, Croton On Hudson EMS and the Ossining EMS Paramedic were dispatched across from Camp Discovery on Route 129 for the report of a person and a dog fallen thru the ice and into the cold water.

Upon arrival of Car 2081 (Mansfield), it was discovered that the youth - a 13 year old resident - and his canine companion were stranded on an island in the middle of the icy water. A helicopter from Westchester County Police Department attempted to reach them, but due to surrounding brush this was not a viable option. Using our 12' inflatable boat - Marine 52 - two members, Lt. Dave Rinaldi and Firefighter Frank Pusatere, made their way to the island, where the victims - both human & canine - were loaded in to the boat and brought to shore. The incident was in a remote are adjacent to Route 129 and Mount Airy Road East. Car 2082 (Colombo) and his son, PAF Colombo Jr, used their personal ATVs to relay equipment from Engine 119 & Rescue 18 in a driveway in Mount Airy Road East. Car 2083 (Pesavento) had operations from this location, while Deputy Chief John Munson (Car 2089) oversaw the rescue operation.  The Yorktown Heights Volunteer FD Dive/Water Rescue Team was called as a backup, which fortunately wasn't needed.

Over 30 CFD volunteers were on scene and able to execute the successful rescue operation. The victim and dog were returned to their parent and declined further medical attention. Car 2081, Car 2082, Car 2083, Car 2089, Engine 118, Engine 119, Rescue 18, Utility 14, Marine 32 and Marine 52 were on scene along with 5511, 5514, 55B1 & 55B2 from CEMS; 7411, 74B1 & 36M1 from OEMS and New York State Police.

We take this opportunity to remind all of our viewers to PLEASE STAY OFF OF ALL ICE-COVERED BODIES OF WATER. Current temperatures and a lack of consistent below-freezing temperatures has made thin - and very misleading - ice conditions.

UPDATED: YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT  http://crotonfd.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=270

2 comments:

  1. I've said it before and I'll say it again. We are blessed to have such great volunteers. Linda

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