Rescuers dragged the man safely to shore. He was hypothermic but stabilized at the hospital.
hold himself up (and) calling for help," Dover Police Department Capt. Paul Haas said.
Dover police arrived first. They tried to help the victim from a footbridge.
"I told him my name, I got his name, and I just let him know that I was there, and I was going to grab a hold of him, and the suit would hold us up, and we weren't going to sink. We New Balance Horween
"Someone falls through the ice, you don't have a lot of time, so he certainly, probably, had someone looking over his shoulder," Haas said.
Dover firefighters, who just held ice rescue training two weeks ago, suited up to go in, including firefighter Craig Comeau. The rescue workers also fell through the ice.
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Rescuers said the man was trying to walk across the river Friday afternoon and thought it was frozen solid.
SUPPORT THEIR THOARY THAT TAMERLAN WAS THE INSTIGATOR. UNBELIEVABLE STORY NOW, A 911 CALL SAVED A MAN'S LIFE IN DOVER THIS AFTERNOON. HIS RESCUE CAPTURED ON CAMERA. CENTER CITIZENS LIVING IN A HIGH RISE SPOTTED A MAN'S HEAD PEEKING OUT OF A HOLE ON THE ICE ON THE RIVER. THEY CALLED 911 AND WITHIN MINUTE HE WAS PULLED TO SAFETY. JEAN MACKIN TALKED TO SOME OF THE MEN WHO CAME TO THE RESCUE. RESCUE WORKERS SAY New Balance Fashion Shoes Men THIS MAN WAS TRYING TO WALK ACROSS THE RIVER IN DOVER FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THINKING IT WAS FROZEN SOLID. WHEN HE FELL THROUGH THE ICE, ALERT SENIOR CITIZENS DIALED IT 11. RESIDENTS OF A NEARBY ELDERLY HOUSING COMPLEX SAW THIS GUY NECK DEEP IN THE WATER THROUGH THE ICE, BASICALLY WITH HIS ARMS OUT TRYING TO HOLD HIMSELF UP CALLING FOR HELP. DOVER POLICE ARRIVED FIRST, ON A FOOT BRIDGE OTHER THE STRUGGLING MAN. THEY WERE ABLE TO LOWER A ROPE DOWN FROM THE FOOT BRIDGE THAT, ABOUT 40 FEET DOWN WHERE THE GENTLEMAN WAS THROUGH THE ICE. FORTUNATELY IN THE AREA OF THE FOOT BRIDGE, AND THEY WERE ABLE TO MACON TACK WITH HIM AND GET HIM TO SECURE THE ROPE AROUND HIS BODY. SO HE WAS HANGING ONTO THAT WHEN WE GOT THERE. DOVER FIREFIGHTER WHO JUST HELD ICE RESCUE TRAINING TWO WEEKS AGO SUITED UP TO GO New Balance Black And White Boots
were going to get him out of the water," Comeau said.
´╗┐Icy river rescue brings cheers from onlookers
"They were able to lower a rope down from the footbridge, about 40 feet down, where the gentleman was through the ice and actually get him to secure the rope around his body, so he was hanging onto that when we got there," Haas said.
Senior citizens in a high rise spotted the man's head peaking out of a hole in the ice on the Cocheco River, called 911, and the victim was pulled to safety minutes later.
Rescue workers said they remember hearing applause coming from the senior citizens who called 911.
IN, INCLUDING FIREFIGHTER CRAIG COMO, THE RESCUE WORKERS ALSO FELL THROUGH THE ICE. I WAS ABLE TO CRAWL 20, 30 FEET TO HIM. I TOLD HIM MY NAME AND I GOT HIS NAME AND JUST LET HIM KNOW THAT I WAS THERE AND THAT I WAS GOING TO GRAB A HOLD OF HIM AND THE SUIT WOULD HOLD US UP AND WE WERE GOING TO GET HIM OUT OF THE WATER. RESCUERS DRAGGED THE MAN SAFELY TO SHORE. HE WAS HYPE OH THEY WENTIC, BUT STABLIZED AT THE HOSPITAL. AND RESCUE WORKERS REMEMBER HEARING SOMETHING UNUSUAL. PLUS, COMING FROM APPLAUSE, COMING FROM THE SENIOR CITIZENS WHO CALLED 911. SOMEONE FALLS THROUGH THE ICE, YOU DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME.
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