Chief James Dow
23 Pleasant Street
PO Box 154
Dunstable, MA 01827
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Dunstable Police and Fire Departments Respond After Skydiver Becomes Stuck in Tree
DUNSTABLE — Police Chief James Dow and Fire Chief Brian Rich report that the Dunstable Police and Fire Departments are actively responding after a skydiver became stuck in a tree.
At Approximately 7:15 p.m., first responders received a 911 call that a skydiver landed and became stuck between 60 and 80 feet up in a tree in the area of 223 River St.
The male victim remains stuck in the tree. The Northeast Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team has responded to the scene at the request of Dunstable Police and Fire and has begun a rescue operation. The victim is believed to have suffered non-life threatening injuries and has been communicating verbally with rescuers.
In addition to Dunstable Police and Fire, the Nashua Fire Department has also responded to the scene. The Pepperell Fire Department responded to a mutual aid call and is providing station coverage for the town of Dunstable.
This is a breaking news update. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.