A group of 3 were swimming in Huntington Gorge, were overtaken by the current and forced down a narrow chute. Two of the three flush out of the chute, but the third became trapped in debris.

One of the swimmers unsuccessfully attempted to rescue the trapped woman and survived a second pass thru the chute. He was treated on scene and transported to UVM Medical Center. A firefighter also sustained a lower leg injury during the rescue attempt.

The subject was trapped in a 4-6' wide chute, approximately 25' in length, one side of the chute was formed by a larger boulder ~20' in height and the other wall is ~30' in height. The mouth of the chute contains debris, predominately trees/tree limbs She was submerged in very turbulent white water just below the mouth of the chute.

Two swimmers and several high angle spotters were deployed Sunday PM, but recovery efforts were suspended due to the difficult, hazardous conditions and darkness.

Team Members RespondingOther Agencies RespondingTime of CallWeather Conditions
Couper, Govoni, Miller, Speer, Veliko

 

Richmond Polics Dept, Richmond Fire Dept, 
Vermont State Police,  Colchester Technical Rescue

19:15 - 20:15  

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