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    Jun 2006

    Default Ice Fishermen Rescued in Vermont

    This afternoon (2/14/99) agencies from Grand Isle County, Vermont rescued
    six ice fishermen off on a ice flow that had broken off and began to move
    towards the middle of Lake Champlain. The call came in at 1344 hours
    from Vermont 911 that fishermen were trapped on the ice flow. Vermont
    911 obtained the cell phone number from one of the fishermen which
    enabled Grand Isle Command to contact them directly. Command was
    established and units staged at the end of South End Road in North Hero,
    Vermont and began operations to rescue the fishermen. Two by two over
    the course of an hour the fishermen were removed to safety by fire and
    rescue personnel. None of the fishermen required medical treatment or
    transport once they were safely on shore.

    Agencies assisting at the scene or on stand by were:

    Grand Isle Fire Department, Grand Isle Rescue, South Hero Fire
    Department, South Hero Rescue, Alburg Rescue, Grand Isle County Sheriff's
    Office, Colchester Technical Rescue Unit and U. S. Coast Guard.
    Dispatching and coordination of incoming mutual aid agencies was provided
    by South Hero Base which dispatches for the lower three towns in the

    Richard Gaun, Chief
    South Hero Volunteer Fire Department
    Town of South Hero - "Gateway to the Islands"
    Grand Isle County, Vermont

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    From what I heard on the scanner Cumberland Head Fire Dept Cold Water Rescue Team (Clinton County NY) was request by the Coast Guard to repond. They were cancelled enroute.


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