I was one of the off duty officers that helped searched for the victim and i to was very disappointed in how fire department did not have the proper equipment with them if they are responding to a drowning! Another thing, i was also informed to help get info off the victims friend, when i was advised to stay away from the friend by a volunteer out of jurisdiction fireman. Iam not trying to get in aq pissing match with fireman but i do believe they told the media false information on who recovered the body and and who helped. I also feel Berlin fire department should react allittle faste than they did because i was in the water for thirty minutes before their boats arrived. when they did they strated barking orders out to everyone to get out of the way when we had already located the body.
July 11, 2012 at 11:14 a.m.