Bridge Worker Rescued from Long Dive

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.