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January 27, 2017

Death Inv.- Alburgh - Medical

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

              

CASE#:                 17A200443

TROOPER:           Detective Sergeant Richard Desany                                       

STATION:            St. Albans                                

CONTACT#:         (802) 524-5993 

 

DATE/TIME:        January 26, 2017 / 1225 hours   

LOCATION:         Dillenbeck Bay, Alburgh, Vermont / Grand Isle County

VIOLATION:        N/A

 

Deceased:           Wayne Ashley                                                                             

AGE:                     65

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:         Williston, Vermont         

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

               On January 26, 2017, at approximately 1225 hours an emergency 911 call was received for a male (Wayne Ashely) with a medical issue on the ice in Dillenbeck Bay, Alburgh, located in Grand Isle County. The Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department as well as the Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department and Alburgh Rescue responded to the scene. The Vermont State Police were subsequently notified.

               Ashley had been fishing with friends who saw him have a medical event and go unresponsive. One of the friends performed CPR until rescue personnel arrived then rescue personnel continued CPR while transporting him off the ice. Alburgh Rescue then transported Ashley to the Northwestern Medical Center (NMC) Emergency Department (ED). Lifesaving efforts continued at the NMC ED however Ashley was ultimately pronounced deceased.

               Based upon the investigation and medical history the circumstance indicates Ashley died from a health related medical event.