Vt. State Police Log: Man rescued from freezing lake
ADDISON COUNTY — A Charlotte man was pulled from the frigid waters of Lake Champlain near the shores in Ferrisburgh on Sunday afternoon.
Vermont State Police report that Daniel Doyle, 74, was walking on a section of ice approximately 10-15 feet from shore in Town Farm Bay, north of Long Point just off Annex Road. A little before 1:45 p.m., the area of ice that Doyle was walking on broke away, and he became partially submerged in open water.
Doyle used an ice pick to partially pull himself from the water. Area residents heard Doyle’s cries for help and used an aluminum boat to get him out of the water and onto shore.
Doyle was treated and released by the Shelburne Rescue Squad on scene for minor cold related injuries.
State police responded, and they were assisted on scene by Vermont Fish and Game officials, in addition to the rescue squad.
Vermont State Police reminds everyone that no ice is safe ice and to use caution while enjoying ice-covered waterways.
In other recent activity, state police troopers:
• On Jan. 2 checked the welfare of Ashlee Moulton, 24, of Salisbury at a Salisbury home. A search warrant was obtained and stolen property was seized as a result of the search warrant. Police cited Moulton for possession of stolen property.
• Followed up on a Dec. 4 incident in which state and Bristol police were conducting a directed patrol on Plank Road in New Haven due to increased car break-ins at trailhead parking lots. Vermont State Police attempted to stop a motor vehicle stop driven by Michael Desjadon, 24, of Salisbury. Police alleged that the vehicle had a license plate not assigned to it and a small child improperly seat belted in the passenger front seat. Desjadon failed to stop the motor vehicle when instructed to do so and police said he drove off in a careless and negligent manner. Subsequent investigation showed that the accused had been in possession of stolen property, police report.
Desjadon turned himself in at the New Haven state police barracks on Jan. 3. Police cited him for attempting to elude a police officer, careless and negligent driving, reckless endangerment, violation of conditions of release (driving) and possession of stolen property, and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility with bail set at $1,000.
• On Jan. 7 at approximately 3:49 p.m. went to a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Stage Road in Ferrisburgh. Police report that Melinda Kinzie, 48, of Ferrisburgh was driving a 2015 Toyota Prius eastbound on Stage Road, and had come to a stop at the intersection. Kinzie told police that she thought that the roadway was free of traffic and proceeded through the intersection onto Old Hollow Road. At approximately the same time a 2015 Nissan Versa driven by Marissa Darling, 26, of Marcellus, N.Y., was traveling northbound on Route 7, and it collided with Kinzie’s Prius. Both driver’s were treated on scene and released. Both cars sustained significant damage.
Members of the Ferrisburgh Fire Department and Vergennes Area Rescue Squad responded and assisted with the crash. This crash is currently still under investigation, and police ask that anyone with relevant information call them at 802-388-4919.
• On Jan. 9 went to the Dollar General store in Ferrisburgh for a vehicle that had been the subject of an earlier Be-on-the-Lookout warning for erratic driving. Troopers located the vehicle in the parking lot, with the Ricky Parker, 56, of Hinesburg sitting in the driver’s seat. While speaking with Parker the trooper detected an odor of intoxicants emanating from the vehicle and so screened Parker for DUI. Police said Parker exhibited signs of impairment, and he submitted to a preliminary breath test, which yielded a breath alcohol content of 0.107 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Police cited Parker for driving under the influence, fourth offense.
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