At approximately 12:25pm on Thursday, January 13, Hopewell Township Police responded to a report of woman who had fallen through the ice in Rosedale Lake at Rosedale Park off of Federal City Road. Several callers reported the woman was in the water up to her neck. Officer’s Peterson and Pauciullo were the first responding officers on the scene.
Once on scene, the officers located the woman in distress, who was approximately 25 yards from the shoreline. The woman was flailing around and struggling to keep her head above the water. Utilizing a water rescue throw rope, officers along with several other responding emergency personnel, were able to safely get the woman to shore.
Once safely on dry land, the woman was treated on scene for potential hypothermia by the Pennington First Aid Squad, Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, and Capital Health Paramedics. She was later transported to Capital Health Hopewell Hospital in stable condition. Multiple departments arrived to assist: they were the Hopewell Valley Emergency Services, Pennington Fire Department and First Aid Squad, Union Fire Department, and the Mercer County Park Police.
To see a video from the rescue (from the HT Police Dept. Facebook), click here.
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