City of Columbia Fire Department Columbia Fire Department

201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2019

CONTACT: Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer
Office 573-874-7557
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm

Columbia Fire Department Performs Two Rescues in Thirty Minutes

(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Fire Department rescued a citizen that fell down an embankment and a dog that fell through ice at Twin Lakes in a thirty minute period earlier today.

At 11:20am fire crews were dispatched to a high angle rescue at Ashland Road and Hinkson Creek.  Upon arrival fire personnel found a subject approximately 30 feet down an embankment with injuries.  The subject was carefully packaged in a stokes basket, transported to an ambulance and taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

While that call was in progress crews were dispatched to a water rescue at Twin Lakes for a dog.  Crews arrived and observed a dog in the water and a subject up to their chest in water, trying to rescue the dog.  The subject was able to get out of the water on their own and fire crews were able to successfully rescue the dog using water rescue ropes.

The Columbia Fire Department reminds citizens to never attempt a water rescue, call 911.


City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.

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