MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Hearth and AMR responded to the bottom of the dam underneath the Amoskeag Bridge Monday for a report of a person within the river.
The primary models arrived at 12:50 p.m. and located a person within the water and strolling across the space of the dam, towards the island. The person reached the island on the identical time rescue crews have been arriving in boats that had been launched from the boat ramp close to Delta Dental Stadium.
The person continued to elude the rescuers and run from one a part of the island to a different, after which again into the quickly operating river. Extra fireplace personnel was dropped at the scene in order that crews may very well be on either side of the river and on the bridge above to trace the person.
Firefighters with protecting gear and private floatation gadgets walked into the river in direction of the person who was operating by means of the river and shortly stopping to relaxation on rocks. After about 1½ hours within the frigid water, the person stopped to take a relaxation and firefighters approached him. With the help of cops, firefighters, and professionals from Manchester Psychological Well being the person was satisfied to come back to the shore on the east facet of the river.
He was assisted up the embankment and walked to AMR medics standing by for his arrival. The person, soaked from being within the river for practically two hours, mentioned he was wonderful and didn’t need medical help. He was in a position to reply a collection of questions appropriately and had the proper to refuse therapy.
Members from a Manchester Psychological Well being crew spoke to him for an prolonged time, gave him water, and dry socks and satisfied him to stroll to the ambulance to get heat. The person was ultimately transported to an area hospital for added assessments.