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Susquehanna Hose Company Navigates Tricky Water Rescue

The victim had been fishing and was reportedly attached to his sinking boat.

(Credit: Susquehanna Hose Company)
(Credit: Susquehanna Hose Company)
After a fisherman fell in the Chesapeake Bay Tuesday morning, the Susquehanna Hose Company came to his rescue, according to Chief Scott Hurst.

At 11:46 a.m. on Tuesday, the Susquehanna Hose Company reported that it responded to a call for a person in the water near Tydings Park.

Volunteers were at the scene within minutes of the alert, according to Hurst, who said the victim was a middle-aged man who had been fishing.

As the crew attempted to pull the man aboard the rescue boat, members realized he had a hook through his hand, which was attached to a sinking kayak, the Susquehanna Hose Company reported.

First responders disconnected the lure from the kayak using wire cutters, then pulled the man into the boat and returned him to shore, according to the hose company's report.

The man was evaluated for hypothermia and his hand injury, the report said.

After receiving emergency medical services at the scene, the man refused transport for his injuries, Hurst said.

Susquehanna Hose Company reported that its crew returned the man's kayak to shore before clearing the scene.

Harford County Native April 29, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Why not say he fell into the Susquehanna River since that is where he was sinking.
Dave in BR April 30, 2014 at 07:46 AM
Not sure you are right, based on that picture. Better yet, let's say "nice job" to the Susquehanna Hose Company!
Harford County Native April 30, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Yes nice job Susquehanna Hose Company. Also not only based on the picture but also in the story it says Tydings Park. When I saw the Headline I was like why would Havre de Grace be down in the Bay for a rescue.
wileyb.1 April 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Tydings Park, south of Commerce St, is arguably on the Chesapeake Bay, or maybe northern Swan Creek. The Susquehanna River technically ends just past the lighthouse. That picture looks like it was taken outside the Decoy Museum, which is about halfway in between. And The Sun reports the guy was fishing from a kayak near the Concord Point Lighthouse, also allegedly quoted by Hurst… Is that really a good idea, fishing from a kayak? A big enough fish might pull you out to the Atlantic Ocean. Seriously, who cares?—they rescued him, he’s alive, end of story.
Ron Wallenburg May 01, 2014 at 03:35 PM
BTW, I have a folding knife securely clipped to my PFD.

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