Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue saves the lives of two hunters from freezing Lake Mary near Flagstaff
DPS Air Rescue pulls two hunters from freezing Lake Mary
Monday, December 27, 2010 -
On December 27, 2010 DPS Northern Air Rescue was called by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit to assist in locating an overturned boat on
The DPS helicopter hovered down next to the victim clinging to the seat identified as Russell Price, 37, of
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said both men had been duck hunting in their small boat when one of them stood up to take a shot and lost his balance. The other man stood up and attempted to catch his friend and they both went into the water. It’s estimated the two men were in the freezing lake for about 30 minutes.
DPS Air Rescue is proud to have assisted the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, the Flagstaff Fire Department and Guardian Medical Transport in saving the lives of these men.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.