ONLY A DRILL! Two Men in the Water and One Under

Remember, this is ONLY A DRILL! 

This morning at 7:45 a mock boat accident took place here on Manchaug Pond as part of a Boating Accident/Water Rescue Drill – “a joint operation between the Sutton Fire Department, the Douglas Police Dive Rescue Team and the Manchaug Pond Association.”


  The accident resulted in two injured victims in the water and a third yet to be found.  With morning air and water temperatures both at about 57 degrees F, it was a cold morning indeed to be the two men in the water awaiting rescuers.

Sutton Fire Dept. first to respond.

Arriving at the State Boat Ramp on Torrey Road, the Sutton Fire Dept with the police boat and the Fire Dept’s boat was the first on the scene.

  Later the Douglas Dive Team arrived to search for “Dolly” the rescue dummy.

The Fire Dept. reports the drill “is intended to test the procedures of, and readiness of the parties involved. “

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