Man Rescued from Icy Pond after Quick ResQ Disc Redeployment

Man Rescued from Icy Pond after Quick ResQ Disc Redeployment

FEBRUARY 1, 2022 – VINCENNES, IN – Dispatch received a call reporting a man screaming after falling through ice on a local pond. The Vincennes City Fire Department responded, arrived on scene and deployed both a throw bag and the ResQ Disc. After a few attempts, the man was able to grab the Disc, but let go as he began to be pulled out of the ice. The ResQ Disc was quickly redeployed and the man was pulled to safety. Emergency medical services reported the man’s pulse at just 44 and body temperature in the 94 degree range. He was treated at a nearby hospital thanks to the efforts of the...

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Police Agencies Receive Donation of ResQ Discs

Police Agencies Receive Donation of ResQ Discs

BAZETTA TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Two police agencies in Trumbull County that patrol communities surrounding Mosquito Lake were gifted with new life-saving tools in case of a water emergency. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer, whether the water is frozen or moving freely, there is always the possibility someone could need to be rescued from Mosquito Lake. “In the last couple of years, we’ve had officers assist over at the lake on some people falling in the water. Each time, we’ve had those officers come back and say will you please get us something in our cars so we’re not scrambling around looking,” said Cortland Police Chief David Morris. Thanks to a generous donation from a group of eight churches in the area that make up Lakeview Outreach and Fellowship and the American Legion Post 540, each cruiser in Bazetta and Cortland is now equipped with a ResQ...

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First Responders Rescue Woman from Frigid Hudson River

First Responders Rescue Woman from Frigid Hudson River

JANUARY 13, 2021, TARRYTOWN, NY – On January 13 the Tarrytown Police Department received an emergency call from a resident reporting that an unidentified female had just jumped into the Hudson River in the area of the River Walk. Tarrytown Police, Tarrytown Ambulance and Tarrytown Fire Department units were immediately dispatched to the area. Upon arrival to the scene, officers located the unidentified female who was approximately 20 feet off the shoreline bulkhead and struggling in the water. Utilizing a water rescue disk officers were able to pull the unidentified female closer to the shoreline bulkhead. With the craggy rocks and uneven terrain, the rescuers struggled but succeeded in pulling the woman safely to solid...

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Icefisherman and Dog Rescued After Falling through Ice

Icefisherman and Dog Rescued After Falling through Ice

DECEMBER 14, 2020, MANTUA, UT – A man fell through the ice at Mantua Reservoir in Box Elder County and was saved in a daring rescue which was captured on video by body cams worn by the rescuers. The man was on his way out to begin ice fishing when he saw a crack, tried to avoid it and fell through approximately 300 to 400 yards from the shoreline. The victim was clipped into a sled, secured by webbing and carabiners, which immediately sunk, pulling the victim and his dog down. On scene in response to a 911 call, Chief Castro of the Mantua Police Department retrieved a ResQ Disc from his vehicle. He and another officer made it approximately 400 feet from the shoreline before making contact with the victim. The rescuers were able to get the ResQ Disc to the victim immediately. As Chief Castro was attempting to assist the victim out of the water and free him from the sled that was still clipped in around him, the ice underneath the Chief broke. Trooper Castillo held the rope for BOTH individuals allowing Chief Castro to get out of the water and allow both officers and other teams of rescuers to free the victim from the sled, get the dog and his owner safely back on the ice and out of the freezing...

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Tow Truck Driver Rescued from Pond

Tow Truck Driver Rescued from Pond

A tow truck driver who was struggling in the water and nearly drowned, showed up at the Port St. Lucie Police Department Wednesday morning to thank the officers who saved him.

According to police, Danny Hahn, who works with the towing company called Tow Master, was trying to find a car that crashed into a pond Tuesday

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