Chief James Dow
23 Pleasant Street
PO Box 154
Dunstable, MA 01827
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Update: Skydiver Rescued After Becoming Stuck in Tree in Dunstable
DUNSTABLE — Police Chief James Dow and Fire Chief Brian Rich are pleased to report that the skydiver who became stranded in a tree Sunday evening has been rescued.
At Approximately 7:15 p.m., first responders received a 911 call that a skydiver landed and became stuck in a tree in the forest near 223 River St. Upon arrival, officers learned that a man was stuck approximately 60-80 feet up in the tree after his parachute malfunctioned.
The Northeast Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team responded to the scene at the request of Dunstable Police and Fire, and conducted a rescue operation.
The male victim refused to be transported to the hospital after he reaching the ground at 10:45 p.m., after being stuck for four hours.
“We are glad that this gentleman was able to be brought safely to the ground without injury,” Chief Dow said. “This would not have been possible without the support of multiple agencies.”
The Nashua Fire Department also responded to the scene while the Pepperell Fire Department answered a mutual aid call and provided station coverage for the town of Dunstable.