STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
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
Deceased: Wayne Ashley
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.