Shortly after 8:00 p.m. divers and line tenders from West Mead #1 responded with the Crawford County Scuba Team to the North Pier on Presque Isle State Park (Erie County) to assist West Lake Fire Department and the United States Coast Guard with a water rescue. Once on scene divers and tenders boarded a coast guard vessel and began searching an area identified by State Police sonar. The recovery was made shortly before midnight with divers and tenders returning to quarters shortly after 3:00 am.
Water Rescue in Erie, PA
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About the Author: Brad Johnston
A second-generation firefighter, former Fire Chief Brad Johnston joined West Mead #1 as a junior and fought his first interior fire just after turning 18. At age 26 he became fire chief and served from 2006 to 2011. In 2015 he again assumed the responsibility of fire chief and served until 2020. Brad has over 20 years of active service with West Mead #1, and he is also active on the Crawford County Scuba Team.