Chief: Rescue of two men demonstrates dangers of icy water


May 30, 2017

Three firefighters helped two adult males cross Quartzville Creek Friday evening after they were unable to make their way back across the river.

Responding to about milepost 18 on Quartzville Road were rescue technicians Ron Carter and Jonathan Lemar along with volunteer firefighter Eric Galster.

Fire Chief Dave Barringer said the two males, who were in their 20s, “made their way across the river and couldn’t find their way back.”:

They initially said it was too cold, deep and swift for them to cross again, he said.

With swift, shallow water, the rescuers were unable to use a boat...

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