Man Stuck in River Pulled to Safety

Man Stuck in River Pulled to Safety

JULY 16, 2017 – LINCOLNSHIRE, IL – Two men, who had gone out on the Des Plaines River in a canoe, found themselves struggling in the current after the canoe capsized. Officer Jason Zange was dispatched in response to an emergency call from a nearby resident who could hear the two men yelling for help.

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Man Clinging to Overturned Canoe Rescued

Man Clinging to Overturned Canoe Rescued

Though an unusual way to use the ResQ Disc, it certainly worked and congratulations to the deputies for being resourceful and inventive to save that life! Here is the news release from the Office of the Lapeer County Sheriff.

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On Saturday 11-12-2016 at 4:18 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies

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Michigan Conservation Officer Saves Life

Michigan Conservation Officer Saves Life

In October 2016, ResQ Disc headquarters received a notice of another confirmed rescue / life saved using the ResQ Disc Throwable Water and Ice Rescue Device making it the 524th reported rescue. As is our policy, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will receive a free ResQ Disc. The press release they published on October 18, 2016 is below.
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DNR conservation officer helps rescue man from Detroit River

A Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer helped rescue a man Saturday morning who had jumped into the Detroit River from the MacArthur Bridge at Belle Isle Park in an attempt to take his own life. At about 10:44 a.m. Saturday, conservation officer Richard Cardenas received dispatch information on a possible suicidal subject, who was driving a black Chrysler Town and Country van, and reportedly was planning to jump off the MacArthur Bridge. The 49-year-old Detroit man’s mother had called 9-1-1 after he called her on the telephone, telling her he had “relapsed on drugs; he loved her; but could not do it anymore.”
Cardenas – a conservation officer from the DNR’s Plainwell Customer Service Center who has worked for the department since January 2014 – arrived at the MacArthur Bridge approximately 1 minute after receiving the emergency dispatch information. He saw a van matching the dispatch description heading north on the bridge, leaving Belle Isle….

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Woman and Dog Saved from Freezing Water

Woman and Dog Saved from Freezing Water

A woman and her dog were walking by the reservoir when suddenly her dog ran out on the thin ice chasing after a group of ducks. The dog fell through the ice and in a panic the woman went after it. She found herself in the same predicament as her beloved pet and was lucky when a public works employee doing his rounds spotted her. He called 911 and the first responder on scene, a local police officer, pulled out his ResQ Disc and pulled the woman to safety. This incredible news coverage includes body cam footage of the...

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Car Crash Results in Water Rescue of Driver

Car Crash Results in Water Rescue of Driver

Crews responded Wednesday after a car crashed into a pond in front of City Hall following a two-car crash, according to Port St. Lucie police. According to a release, a vehicle was southbound on Airoso Boulevard when it turned west onto Port St. Lucie Boulevard into the path of another car. The second vehicle lost control and went into the pond in front pf Port St. Lucie City Hall, said Master Sgt. Frank Sabol.

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