All hands were on deck to rescue a pair of boaters who capsized in an area lake.
First responders in Putnam County from the Mahopac and Mahopac Falls Fire Department and Carmel Police Department were dispatched to Dixon Lake at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28 in Mahopac, where there was a report of an overturned boat.
Jack Casey, Mahopac Falls VFD public information officer, said that the responders had a full water rescue response from both departments, which helped “divert a possible tragedy.”
The two boaters were rescued from the waters and treated by EMTs inside waiting ambulances. During their treatment, fire crews went back into the water to retrieve the overturned boat and returned it to the shoreline.
Casey said the cause of the boat overturning was not immediately available. Both boaters were treated at the scene, but refused transit to the hospital.
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