A father and son were canoeing on the Winooski River in Middlesex.  When the water became swift and turbulent, they beached their canoe on a large island to survey the water conditions ahead.  They determined it would be unsafe to continue downstream and would be unable to gain either shore without being caught by the current.

Stowe Mountain Rescue established downstream safety teams and a boat was launched upstream of the island. The boat crew located the men, who were uninjured but cold. They were shuttled one at a time to awaiting shore crews, and their canoe was then recovered.

Team Members RespondingOther Agencies RespondingTime of CallWeather Conditions

Govoni, Miller, Reinhardt, Speer, Van Dyke, Veliko

 Waterbury Fire Dept, Vermont State Police, Colchester Technical Rescue 16:00 - 18:35  Clear

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