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Bridge Worker Rescued from Long Dive

July 19, 2012

Rescue and construction workers assist in a water rescue at the Long Bridge in Newport. Photo by Christopher Roy

NEWPORT, VT - A bridge construction worker took a long dive off a non-existent pier when he fell into Lake Memphremagog yesterday.
The Newport City Police Department, the Newport City Fire Department, and Newport Ambulance Service responded to Rail Road Square for a water rescue.
Fire officials said the worker, from Reed and Reed Construction, may have had a seizure before he fell 15 to 20 feet into the lake. Co-workers rescued the victim with a boat owned by the construction company and brought him to the boat launch on the Causeway.
Reed and Reed is working on the Long Bridge project.

Comments

Good thing that he is safe

November 7, 2012 by NikkiRiddick (not verified), 1 year 38 weeks ago
Comment: 893

Good thing that he is safe now. By the way, what type of bridge are they constructing? Is it a walking bridges or a highway bridge?

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