Water Emergency’s – Sampson’s Pond - August 8, 2021

Must be something in the water at Sampson’s Pond, as in the last two weeks Firefighters have had to respond to two separate potential water emergencies.  On August 2nd, Fire crews responded to a boat emergency, being notified that a motorboat crashed into rocks hidden just below the waterline.  Individuals on the boat were thrown from the boat into the water, with the boat damaged and taking on water.  All parties managed to get back on the boat and with assistance get back to shore and be treated by Carver EMS.  On the second incident, August 7th, residents living on the pond could hear people yelling for help in the water.  Fire Companies were toned out for a water rescue on the backside of the pond, involving possibly four children.  A CFD firefighter, who lives on the pond, heard the fire tones and launched his pontoon boats to assist.  What was thought to be an emergency, turned out to be a disabled boat with children in the water yelling, and not in distress.   The firefighter gathered the family up onto his boat and brought them to shore to be evaluated by Carver EMS.  Firefighters/Divers using our Marine 1 managed to tow the disabled boat back to the boat ramp. Carver Public Safety takes water emergencies very seriously and we at CFD respond with multiple resources in order to attempt water rescues from multiple locations if necessary.  We are just glad that in both instances everyone was ok! (Photo’s by Retired Firefighter Rick Leopardi)