NEWINGTON – Chief E.J. Hoyt would like to share that Newington Fire and Rescue, supported by its mutual aid partners, extricated a man who had become trapped in a salt pile at a local business.
About 1:07 p.m.on Monday, Aug. 23, Newington Fire and Rescue was dispatched to Sprague Energy, 372 Shattuck Way. First responders learned that a 43-year-old male was trapped waist-deep in a salt pile approximately 25 feet below. The man was conscious and alert.
The individual was a subcontractor who was working on tarpaulins that cover the salt piles.
During the rescue, Newington first responders were supported by mutual aid from Dover Fire & Rescue, Greenland Fire Department, Kittery, Me., Fire Department, Newmarket Fire Department, Pease Air National Guard Base Fire Department, and the Portsmouth Fire Department.
Newington Fire & Rescue also was assisted by the Chris-Co Construction Services, Inc., City of Dover Community Services, Middleton Building Supply, National Wrecker Service, Sprague Energy, and the City of Portsmouth Public Works Department.
The individual was freed at 4:47 p.m. He did not appear to be injured, but was transported by Dover Fire ambulance to Portsmouth Regional Hospital as a precautionary measure.
Chief Hoyt would like to thank Newington’s mutual aid partners, the Cities of Dover and Portsmouth, and supporting businesses, all of which helped the Department complete a difficult technical rescue successfully.