Littleton Chatfield Water Recovery

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Chatfield Water Recovery

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

At 12:07 on August 24th 2018, Litteton Fire Rescue were dispatched to a submerged vehicle at the Chatfield State Park north boat ramp.  First arriving Engine 19 confirmed that the driver had safely escaped the water without injuries, as did one of his dogs.  Another dog did not make it out of the vehicle so the Dive Team sprung into action.  Within minutes a Rescue Diver accessed the vehicle and pulled the dog out. Firefighters on the shore swiftly began CPR; one of the Paramedics is specially trained in canine advanced life support and led the resuscitation efforts.  Sadly after 30 minutes of intensive medical care the dog was unable to be revived. The operation transitioned to a recovery and divers used heavy-duty straps to attach a tow cable, then the vehicle and boat trailer were removed from the water.  The LFR Dive Team reminds everyone to please take your time when you arrive at the lake; be sure your vehicle is in park with the emergency brake set prior to exiting and moving your boat.  

Units on Scene: Battalion Chief 10, Training 12, Safety 32, Dive 16, Medic 16, Engine 19, Ladder 18, Medic 18, Engine 11 & Medic 17

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

Photo courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue

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