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January 9, 2017

Vermont State Police Press Release/Water rescue incident/Ferrisburgh/17B500067

VSP Press Release-Incident

 

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

       

CASE#:17B500067

TROOPER: Sgt Steven Coote                               

STATION: New Haven                    

CONTACT#: 802-388-4919

 

DATE/TIME: 01/08/17 at about 1347 hours

LOCATION: Lake Champlain access off Annex rd in Ferrisburgh

 

VICTIM: Daniel Doyle

AGE:74

CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Charlotte, VT

 

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

 

On 1/8/17 at about 1347 hours, members of the Vermont State Police were informed of a male who had fallen through the ice on Lake Champlain in the area of Annex Rd.

 

Investigation revealed that Daniel Doyle was walking on a section of ice approximately 10-15 feet from shore.  The area of ice that Doyle was walking on broke away, resulting in Doyle becoming partially submerged in open water.  Doyle was able to utilize an ice pick to partially pull himself from the water.  Residents in the area heard Doyle's cries for help and were able to get him out of the water and onto shore utilizing an aluminum boat. 

 

Doyle was treated and released by Shelburne rescue on scene for minor cold related injuries.

 

The VSP was assisted on scene by VT Fish and Game, and Shelburne Rescue. 

 

The Vermont State Police would like to remind everyone that "no ice is safe ice" and to use caution while enjoying ice covered waterways. 

 

 

COURT ACTION: None

 

Sergeant Steven Coote

Vermont State Police

B Troop-New Haven

2490 Ethan Allen Hwy

New Haven, Vermont 05472

Tel: 802-388-4919

Fax: 802-453-7918

Email: Steven.Coote@vermont.gov