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Two women were found walking away from a car accident in Plainfield.  While medical services were evaluating them, they both descended a steep bank toward Great Brook.  The Brook was 5 feet above it's normal level due to excessive snow melt and rainfall.  The driver of the vehicle immediately came back up the bank advising her passenger had fallen in the swollen brook. Plainfield emergency services conducted a shoreline search without success.  Colchester and Stowe teams both evaluated river condition and made plans for a search the next day. 
 
Colchester, Stowe, and Plainfield teams conducted a thorough shoreline search of the Great Brook to the confluence of the Winooski River.  This search located several belongings of the missing subject, but was unsuccessful in locating the subject.  The Winooski River was then searched by kayak with a ground support team and shoreline search teams, also without success. A Vermont National Guard helicopter was also used to search the Great Brook and the Winooski River, also without success,     
Team Members RespondingOther Agencies RespondingTime of Call  Weather Conditions
Burke, McLean, Miller, Palmer, Reybould, Reinhardt, Rogers, Speer, Van Dyke, Veliko, Wehse, Westervelt

Vermont State Police, Plainfield Police and Fire Departments, Colchester Technical Rescue, Vermont National Guard

22:00 - 18:00 Rainy, then cold

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