Danville Fire department rescues two and pet in water rescue

Two people and a pet were rescued

DANVILLE, Va. – Danville Fire Department went to Angler’s Park at 350 Northside Drive for a report of two fisherman drifting down river after boat lost power.

Firefighters arrived on scene and witnesses stated that occupants in fishing boat were floating down river and told them they needed assistance due to loss of power.

DFD deployed rescue boats and made contact with occupants downriver from Angler’s Park.

During rescue of stranded fisherman their  boat capsized.

The pair and a pet were rescued successfully and brought back to Angler’s Park with no injuries.

The DFD responded with 3 Engines, 2 Watercraft, and 4 support vehicles and were assisted by the Danville Life Saving Crew and Danville Police Department.

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