Swimmer Down in Washington County
By CONNOR KRUEGER, Correspondent | August 14, 2020 | NEW YORK
Story No. 090720117
Photo by C.Krueger PhotographyDivers awaiting further instructions.
Photo by C.Krueger PhotographyDive boats being deployed.
Photo by C.Krueger PhotographyDivers preparing to deploy from boat launch.
Photo by C.Krueger PhotographyDive boat leaving boat launch.
Photo by C.Krueger PhotographyDrone preparing for take off.
Missing swimmer in Fort Edward. Multiple agencies responded from Washington and Saratoga Counties: Fort Edward Fire, Hudson Falls Fire, Washington County Public Safety with their drone UAS team, the State Police, State Police Helicopter, as well as the South Glens Falls and Corinth Dive Teams, and Saratoga County Fire Coordinator 3.
The victim went under the water and failed to resurface. Approximately ten minutes had went by before the bystanders called 911. Units were on scene quickly after the first page. The Fort Edward Fire Department's boat had mechanical issues and would not start. The FE Fire Chief told his fire fighters to commandeer a nearby boat with the owner not in the area.
The victim was not found as darkness closed in quickly on the 14th. The State Police returned the following day and was able to locate the victim and bring closure to the family.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.