Courtesy of the Journal News: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/cortlandt/2016/02/20/boy-dog-stuck-island-camp-discovery/80667352/
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***ICE/WATER RESCUE OF YOUTH & DOG FROM CORTLANDT
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.
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