despp: State Troopers Perform Ice Rescue in Oxford
2014

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
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Connecticut State Police
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Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2014

 

STATE TROOPERS PERFORM ICE RESCUE IN OXFORD

   Today, March 25, 2014, at approximately 4:25 p.m., the Oxford Resident State Troopers responded to a report of a man who had fallen through the ice at the Naugatuck State Forest Reservoir #3, located off Old Litchfield Turnpike in Oxford. 

 

   Resident Trooper TFC Michael Dyki #372 and Oxford Police Officer Dennis D’Archangelo immediately responded to the area and quickly located the victims’ truck parked near a gateway leading to a trail to the reservoir, nearly one-half mile into the forest.  TFC Dyki and Officer D’Archangelo ran the distance to the reservoir carrying a rescue throw rope and upon arrival, they located the victim, Kenneth Wakeley, DOB:1/11/56, of 34 Celantro Drive in Naugatuck, in the water holding onto an ice fishing supply sled, approximately 50 feet from shore .

 

   The victim’s 12-year-old son was found on the shore in a panicked state.  The officers reacted immediately and threw the rope to victim, who was able – with some difficulty -  to hold onto the rope, despite hypothermia from being submerged in the freezing water for more than 10 minutes.
The two officers dragged him out of the water, back onto the safer, thicker ice and pulled him to shore.   Oxford EMS and Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the victim for his severe hypothermia.

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LT. J. Paul Vance




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