[7/1/21] Drowning Avoided At Lakeside Park

Posted in Fire and EMS, Recreation

Some quick thinking from a few people helped keep a serious situation from becoming a tragedy at Lakeside Park Tuesday.  We got in touch with Chelan Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Brandon Asher, who said the call came about 3:15:

It may be one thing to say to calm down in a potential drowning situation, but Asher says reality is quite different:

On another note, Asher says call volumes are up during the heat wave, and that has made it the busiest June on record; there were a couple of cardiac saves on Monday, but he adds that the hot temperatures can take a toll on anyone, particularly on those with underlying medical conditions.