Top photo: Courtesy Shasta Linnel
MARSTONS MILLS – The following HN Video contains some of the dramatic emergency radio communications between firefighters, police, and their dispatch teams during yesterday’s rescue of a woman who fell through the ice at Patty’s Pond.
The audio illustrates the result of countless hours of training resulting in a successful outcome.
The video contains images captured by Shasta Linnel, who was on scene as events unfolded…
The following is the actual media statement from Chief Mike Winn of the Centerville-Osterville, Marstons Mills Fire Department:
Responded all on duty personnel for a person through the ice at Patty’s Pond off of Santuit-Newtown Rd. Marstons Mills, MA. COMM Dive Team and all available off duty personnel to respond to the station. While companies were en route to the scene COMM Fire Department Dispatcher Laurie Mott used her local knowledge to divert responding units to the best access to the victim which was off of Wakeby Rd., Marstons Mills.
Upon arrival I discovered a woman flailing in the water after she had broken through the ice approximately 100 yards out into the pond. Barnstable Police Officer Tom Harmon assisted COMM Fire personnel in dry suits to break through the ice, place the woman on an ice rescue board, and return her to the shoreline.
The victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment. No COMM personnel were injured during the rescue. Mutual aid companies supported COMM Fire Department during this labor intensive event.
Assisting Agencies: Barnstable Police Department, Hyannis Fire Department, Barnstable Fire Department, West Barnstable Fire Department
Estimated # of Personnel: 22 on scene, mutual aid companies from Hyannis, W. Barnstable, Barnstable village back filled COMM stations
HIPPA regulations prohibit COMM Fire from releasing the name of any person treated and/or transported.