Units responding to water emergency in Bristol

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At 2:36 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and county dive team members are responding to a report of a water emergency on Lake George in Bristol.

Person has fallen out of a boat and is calling for help. Deputies also responding.

UPDATE 2:54 p.m. — Bristol command reports person is in a boat now.

UPDATE 2:55 p.m. — Dive team response being cancelled.



  1. Besides the cold says:

    Besides the cold of the water and a possiblility that the person could not swim,
    I was very concerned about the person becoming trapped in weeds and muck. Most people think our lake bottoms are hard, sandy and flat surfaces. Often enough the bottoms are the exact opposite. In many places, there is muck 2ft deep which acts like a quicksand and holds you in a grip that makes it near impossible for a person to free themselves by themselves. Imagine it, yourself deep in muck to your knees. One has to hope that you can remain standing and not falling over! Others are often needed to help. When the update that the person was “in a boat”, there was relief. Weeds are strong when in a group. Again, you need more than only yourself to get out from the tangle! Relieved that he got into the boat!

  2. If you are near the water, says:

    If you are near the water, have a life vest on. A certified vest, one qualified for your weight!

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