Freeport Dive Team mutual aid to Albertson

Jan 09, 2017

On Sunday night, January 8th, the NYS Police were following a stolen vehicle with 3 occupants inside when it skidded off the road and crashed into an ice-covered pond at IU Willets Rd and Searingtown Rd in Albertson. The car submerged trapping the 3 inside. Dive Teams from the Freeport and Oyster Bay Fire Departments were requested for mutual aid at 6:14 PM. The Freeport FD Underwater Search & Rescue Squad responded on Truck Company’s Heavy Rescue 2172 along with Hose Company #1 and their Inflatable boat under the command of Chief VanCott. Unfortunately, the 3 occupants didn’t survive.


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