Quick Response Gives Faribault Drowning Victim ‘Fighting Chance’
Dustin Dienst, Faribault Fire Chief says quick action from responders and good information from witnesses led to a water rescue rather than fatal recovery.
According to a Faribault Fire Department News Release,
"At 3:02 p.m. on July 21, 2021 the Faribault Fire Department , Faribault Police Department, Rice County Sheriff's Deputies, Rice County Dive Team, Rice County Water Patrol, North Memorial Ambulance Service and a Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer responded to a report of a person who suffered a seizure and then fell into the water and disappeared."
"Upon arrival responders gathered information from witnesses about the last know location of the person. Firefighters immediately entered the water and were able to locate the victim in about 6 feet of water. The victim was pulled from the water and life saving measures were started."
"The victim was transported by North Ambulance to Allina Hospital, District One, Faribault and airlifted by North AirCare to another hospital for further medical care,"
Fire Chief Dustin Dienst says, "Responders did an amazing job of locating and caring for this person in a very short period of time which gives this person a fighting chance to survive this incident."
Individuals on the scene told KDHL the person was probably in their 30's but no identity was given of whether the victim was a man or a woman.
No name has been released by authorities.
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