PROCTOR — Proctor police and fire responded to a call Friday afternoon regarding two juveniles in Otter Creek at Sutherland Falls.
According to Cpl. Brendan Reilly of the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department, he originally received a call about two juveniles on the rocks at the falls, possibly in the water. Upon arrival, he discovered the two juveniles on the rocks nearby and one adult partially in the water.
“I made contact with (the individuals), told them to stay where they are, and that I had help coming,” Reilly said. “Then everyone else pulled in and, luckily, they facilitated in getting them out of there.”
Proctor Fire Chief Josh Webb said the three individuals were roughly halfway down the falls at a plateau when he arrived.
“As we were en route, we (heard) from our dispatcher that one of the kids had fallen into the water,” Webb said. “When we arrived, he was out of the water. Thankfully, we were able to, through ladder rescue, get them out.”
Webb added that Green Mountain Power arrived shortly after emergency crews and shut off the water to the dam, helping facilitate the rescue.
According to Webb, none of the involved parties were injured.
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