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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Coudersport Police, Fire Dept. & Ambulance Personnel Recognized For Channel Rescue

https://www.facebook.com/caleesherwood.phelps/posts/10153241489632574


Tonight members of Coudersport Fire Department, PSP Coudersport, Coudersport Ambulance, and Police were recognized for a water Rescue within the Boro on February 26, 2016 @ approximately 1558.

The incident occurred when young teens entered the flood control channel for a ball, and were swept away by high water.

Sergeant Collins noticed the boys and radioed dispatch where members of the other agencies were able to monitor, responded to the main St bridge.

Once at the bridge members of the Fire and Ambulance companies were able to obtain a life ring located at this location and get it to the boy in distress.

Then members of the Fire/Ambulance were able to get to the boy and get him in the ring and bring him to safety with the assistance of off duty Trooper and other Fireman and Ambulance personnel.

Pictured(L-R)Trooper Butler, Chief Phelps, FF Rodriguez, Mayor Whitman, Chief Heimel, Sgt Collins.
Not pictured is Assistant Chief Dunn, FF S.Wilson, and FR Sell.

Also the new sports store in town - Tornado Sports gave each agency a football.

It was for sure a true TEAM effort, and I thank the Boro for having the Life Rings located along the flood control channel - that lead to a positive outcome, the boy was transported to CCMH and treated and released.

Thank you
Chief Phelps

18 comments :

Anonymous said...

Also the new sports store in town - Tornado Sports gave each agency a football.

What does this have to do with anything? I'm sure that the firefighters and police need a football.

Anonymous said...

Havey Sell was who held the rescue together and he wasn't even told of the Award....Medic 6 was also there???? Why weren't they invited...??????

Anonymous said...

Hey Phelps, Just another "grab all the credit" moment, I think it's disgusting that you would take this opportunity to highlight yourself, I agree with 938, Harvey Sell hung on to you to keep you from being a victim. I watched the whole incident. I am so thankful for our ambulance and medics who do good deeds without photo ops...our unsung heros
Thank God all are safe and sound

Anonymous said...

@9:38--too many people in the picture would take away from the Phelps photo op

Frederick said...

In future rescue operations, they can use the football as a flotation device.. Duh!

On a positive note,, A big thank you to the productive members of our community(various first responders). Your actions set a good example for the rest of us to follow. Not a common thing nowadays.

Anonymous said...

He was invited but could not make it.

Anonymous said...

Gesture of goodwill, a thank you from a new business in town? Maybe they knew one of the kids? Jeeze, people will complain about anything these days. Go do something productive.

Anonymous said...

Omfg it says right in the article, "not pictured... "
Sell was invited and couldn't make it. Calm down.

Anonymous said...

Apparently none of you can read. The article clearly says "Not pictured is Assistant Chief Dunn, FF S.Wilson, and FR Sell."
So obviously they were invited but could not make it for whatever reason. All these people played a part in rescuing someone and all you can take away from it is that someone isn't in the photo. And you start complaining before you even read the whole thing. Get a life!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they put the football thing in the article because it was a nice gesture. What did you do? Maybe instead of criticizing every little article on here just say thanks and go about your day.

Unknown said...

Let us look at the BIG PICTURE...Three Kids went into the very fast moving and cold channel, three kids were pulled out and went home that night. It took less than 10 minutes from the time the police called it in until all were safe and sound. It took a village (police, troopers, fire, EMS and by-standers) to save these children. I for one honor all of those that made the team that day.

Michele A Mather EMT-P
ALS Supervisor
CVAA

Unknown said...

Nice article. However, don't forget that there would not be any Life Rings on the channel if not for the generosity of the New Century Womans Club.

Unknown said...

Those others were invited and made aware, they were on another call the evening of this picture, were mentioned and there agencies. This was a team effort, those agencies/people involved never thought " I'll go to this call for ME" It was for those in need, very proud to work with all of these people and agencies.
Chief Phelps

Anonymous said...

I think 9:56's comment is priceless. While these young men were drownding, and these men & women were risking their lives to save them. I was watching it all play out so I could later come on and criticize their efforts. Wow that takes some nerve. Standing there doing nothing will never get you in the paper sir. Head to the local fire or ambulance hall and fill yourself and ap.

Anonymous said...

Gesture of goodwill, a thank you from a new business in town? Maybe they knew one of the kids? Jeeze, people will complain about anything these days. Go do something productive.

Anonymous said...

Wow, very sad, some nasty comments, shame on you people, you don't
have anything nice to say, zip your mouth shut

Anonymous said...

Footballs for the kids who were unable to attend.

Anonymous said...

The same thing happened to a little boy about 25 years ago in the channel. He was trying to get a ball that had fallen in. He fell in and was swept downstream and was rescued by a man and two young guys who were passing by.