High river water keeps Scuba Rescue busy

Chesterfield Scuba Rescue was kept on the move July 15 when the specialized water rescue team handled two water rescue calls. The first call was received at shortly after 7 a.m. for the 6100 block of River Road at Lake Chesdin.  Fire, medical personnel and divers were dispatched from Matoaca, Phillips, Clover Hill and Dutch Gap fire stations. Also on scene were county police, a battalion chief, and a tactical safety officer. Rescuers arrived on scene and began a thorough search of the area. Crews discovered a boat that was partially submerged and sinking. The crews towed the boat to the shore and police are conducting an investigation to the incident.

Second water call
At around 1 p.m. on July 15, fire, medical personnel and Scuba Rescue, along with county police were dispatched to the 2100 block of Pickett Ave for a person in the water.  Upon arrival crews quickly set up for a search to locate the person who allegedly needed help.  Crews searched the waterway but also the surrounding area to look for confirmation that someone was indeed in the water. A vehicle on shore was discovered and was unoccupied. After a search of the waterway an overturned vessel was discovered. No injuries were reported.

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