Rescue crews were called Sunday afternoon (6/18/17) to County K & County WW for a two-vehicle accident. A Wausau FD med unit, Maine (Town of) FD First Responders & the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department were on the scene. No other information at this time.
Wayne Gauger WGWI-PUBLICATIONS
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A young boy inner-tubing behind a boat went under the water which prompted his sister and their step-father to try finding him in the water. The man was able to get the boy back in the boat, but he then went under. The kids, their mother, and two dogs made it back to shore. Firefighters were paged to the river near Memorial Park in Wausau around 2 p.m. Thursday.
The Marathon County Dive Team was also brought in. The wind conditions made it dangerous for the search. It was challenging for the dive team under the water, and they were using sonar equipment. A helicopter was paged at the beginning of the search, but was called off due to the windy conditions, which is also why a drone was not used in the search. The search was called off at 9:15PM Thursday. Search crews will be back Friday morning at 7AM. WGWI-PUBLICATIONS will follow this situation and bring you any updates on our Facebook Page Search WGWI-PUBLICATIONS.
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Waterloo (ON) firefighters were dispatched to a 4” gas main that had been hit by a back hoe, June 12, 9:10 am, at King St North, and Hickory Street. P1, A1, P3, and Car 23 responded to the call. Firefighters evacuated area businesses and homes and had both universities tweet out warnings to students to stay clear of the area. Area schools were also asked to advise students to avoid the area.
Union gas was called to shut the gas down. They had difficulty accessing shut offs, and had one valve that malfunctioned. Union Gas advised command that they were going to have to dig up the road in a number of areas to access the main line as well as four other lines that were feeding it.
Box 690 responded to the call on this information as the temperature with the humidex factored in was 100 Fahrenheit. Command advised to set up rehab one block north of the leak. Photos and short video shot an hour into the call.
Gary Dinkel, Box 690
Buffalo Grove (IL) police and fire responded to a two-car crash in front of 194 Bernard Drive Saturday morning (5/27/17). Arriving units found one car on it’s side with the driver still inside. While a firefighter/paramedic was inside the car with the patient, others cleared the glass panels before cutting the passenger side posts and folding the car’s roof down onto the ground. The driver was removed and transported to a hospital. The other vehicle’s driver was unharmed. Arlington Heights Engine 4, Buffalo Grove Tower 25, Ambulance 25, and Battalion 4 were at the scene.