Struble Lake Ice Rescue
 
By Lieutenant Christopher Eno
January 15, 2018
 

At 1:05 PM on Monday, January 15, Chester County 911 dispatched units to the Struble Lake Recreation Area on Morgantown Road in Honey Brook Township for a Water Rescue.

911 advised the responding units that a subject fell through the ice, but was now out of the water and on top of the ice. Several subjects were reported to be on the ice trying to rescue the man that fell through the ice.

EMS officers from Station 89 arrived first on the scene and confirmed multiple subjects on the ice.

It was determined that there were over a dozen persons on the ice, either involved in the rescue, or just ice fishing.

The subject that had fallen through the ice was brought to shore by the bystanders and was evaluated by EMS. Fortunately, he was not injured; just in need of dry clothes and some warmth.

All subjects were removed from the ice, as the ice was not only cracking in many spots, but also outright melting in other spots.

When everyone was removed from the ice, Boat 35 launched to try and recover the vessel that the man had fallen from. Boat 39-1 launched in support, in case 35 needed assistance. Unfortunately, the overturned vessel was not able to be recovered by crews and was abandoned for the time being.

With all civilians and first responders clear of the ice, the scene was turned over to the Chester County Park Rangers, and all Fire & EMS units cleared the scene.

 
Units: Ambulance 189-3
 
Mutual Aid: Honey Brook Fire Company, Wagontown Fire Company, Garden Spot Fire Rescue, Brandywine Hospital ALS, Westwood EMS, PA State Police, Chester County Park Rangers
 
Wagontown Boat 35 & Squad 35
Wagontown Boat 35 & Squad 35
Garden Spot Boats 39-1, 39-2 & Squad 39
Garden Spot Boats 39-1, 39-2 & Squad 39
 
Honey Brook Chief Robb had command
Honey Brook Chief Robb had command
Ambulance 189-3 on scene
Ambulance 189-3 on scene
 
Garden Spot Air 39
Garden Spot Air 39
Garden Spot Rescue 39
Garden Spot Rescue 39
 
Honey Brook Engine 33-1
Honey Brook Engine 33-1
Honey Brook Rescue 33
Honey Brook Rescue 33
 
Brandywine Hospital Medic 93-1 & 93-4
Brandywine Hospital Medic 93-1 & 93-4
Honey Brook Squad 33
Honey Brook Squad 33
 
Crews await onshore as Boats 35 & 39-1 launched into the lake
Crews await onshore as Boats 35 & 39-1 launched into the lake
 Crews await onshore as Boats 35 & 39-1 launched into the lake
Crews await onshore as Boats 35 & 39-1 launched into the lake
 
Boat 39-1 standing by to assist Boat 35 if needed
Boat 39-1 standing by to assist Boat 35 if needed
Boat 35 crew approaching the overturned vessel
Boat 35 crew approaching the overturned vessel
 

Wendi Chapman January 15, 2018 at 6:57 PM
Thank you for your efforts today. My son was the call to 911 and one of the ones ice fishing.