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Brookfield firefighters rescue person with broken leg near 'Chicken Rock'

A person suffered a broken leg near Chicken Rock on Candlewood Lake yesterday afternoon.  Brookfield Volunteer Fire Candlewood Company responded to the area in New Milford, with a paramedic and two boat trained EMTs.  

The patient was found, still in the water, near the shore of Green Island being treated b two off-duty EMTs.  The Medic and EMTs on board Marine 25 jumped in and extricated the patient from the water.  The patient was brought back to the Candlewood Shores boat launch to the awaiting Brookfield Ambulance, and taken to Danbury Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

DEEP was contacted. A call for mutual aid from Sherman was cancelled.  Marine 25 was back in service about an hour later.

(Photo: Candlewood Company)

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