disabled hovercraft

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by goodday, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Glad the guy is safe, never thought of this happening
    Rescuers save man
    PLAIN TWP.: Plain Township Fire & Rescue saved a man stranded on a small lake when his hovercraft became disabled 400 feet from shore Wednesday afternoon.

    Rescuers were challenged by rain, high winds and variable ice thickness after arriving at the lake, located in the 5000 block of Harmont Avenue Northeast, according to a report issued by Capt. Rob Skolmutch.

    An attempt to use a rescue boat was abandoned, because the ice was too thick in some areas. Then four firefighters in cold-water exposure suits attempted to reach the man, but kept encountering ice too thin to support their rescue sled.

    After about an hour and a half, rescuers reached Philip Roholt of Plain Township and returned him to shore, where he did not require any medical treatment, the report said.