BREAKING NEWS - May 11, 2018 Menlo Park Fire Protection District - Water Rescue/Recovery Operation

Published on May 14, 2018 at 11:14a.m.

A three person crew operating the Menlo Park Fire Districts Air Boat 77, assisted the Alameda Coroners Office and Fremont Fire Department with the respectful body recovery of a male victim found in the shallow mud flats along the rock levee located North East of the Dumbarton Bridge near Coyote Hills Park in Fremont Friday evening. Out of respect to victim and family, the body is NOT visible.

Photo Credit Menlo Fire Battalion One.

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Menlo Park Firefighters who are specially trained to operate the flat bottomed and propeller driven Air Boat, assisted their East Bay partners, the Fremont Fire Department, in the recovery of a male victim spotted by a hiker early Friday evening.

Air Boat 77 launched from the base of the Dumbarton Bridge on the Menlo Park side of the San Francisco Bay at 7.16 pm, the fire crew carefully performed the body recovery at 7.26 pm and coordinated and executed the transfer of the male victim to the Alameda Coroner Deputies at 7.37 pm at the base of the Fremont side of the Dumbarton Bridge.

Menlo Park Fire District Chief Schapelhouman said “our two Fire Agencies (Menlo and Fremont) regularly work together in the Bay to perform water rescues and recoveries. Using their Drone (Eagle 1), Fremont Battalion Chiefs confirmed the location of the victim and coordinated with our Battalion Chief who radioed Air Boat 77 the exact coordinates of the victim location, which expedited the recovery operation before nightfall”.

For more information on the discovery of the victim and Drone Operations please contact the Fremont Fire Department.

For more information on the male victim, please contact the Alameda Coroners Office.

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