Hartland river rescue

  • A woman who declined to be identified, back right, records the scene as Hartford Firefighters Peter McMillan, left, and Troy Collins, right, return two men to shore after they became stranded by rising water on an island at Sumners Falls in Hartland, Vt., on Friday afternoon, June 17, 2022 when Great River Hydro had a scheduled release of water from their dam in Wilder. Two other men fishing on the shore, back left and middle, who also declined to be named, phoned for help when they observed the men trying to cross back through fast deep water. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

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    One of two men, center and right, rescued by an emergency crew at Sumners Falls, explains how fast rising water trapped them on an island in the Connecticut River in Hartland, Vt., on Friday, June 17, 2022. "It just got so bad so quickly," he said. Neither of the men were injured. The man at right said he caught a pike on the excursion. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 6/20/2022 5:23:58 PM
Modified: 6/20/2022 5:23:38 PM




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