Swimmer pulled from the water in Fairfield
FAIRFIELD — Firefighters pulled a man from Lake Mohegan Sunday evening after receiving reports of a swimmer in distress.
According to a release from the Fairfield Fire Department, at 6:47 p.m. Sunday, the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received numerous calls reporting a swimmer in distress in the swimming at Lake Mohegan.
Multiple fire and police units responded to the scene. Once there, first responders received reports of a man, about 34 years old, in the water and having difficulty getting back to shore. Many civilians and family members reportedly tried to assist the swimmer back to shore, but were unable to keep him above the water line.
Firefighters entered the water and tried to rescue the swimmer. Police divers arrived and entered the water as well.
At 7:20 p.m. divers found the swimmer below the water line and brought him up to the surface. He was unresponsive and advanced livesaving efforts were performed by American Medical Response. The man was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
The release stated that a family member of the swimmer was overcome as the events unfolded and was also treated and transported to an area hospital for treatment.