As of Monday, a Hanson man in his 60s remained in intensive care at Brockton Hospital following a near-drowning on West Lake of Monponsett Pond on Saturday, July 7.
A neighbor checked the area after seeing an overturned canoe and pulled the man from the water on the West Lake at Ocean Avenue.
Halifax police and fire were recognized in a thank you via social media Sunday night by Sergeant Sterling of Halifax Police.
“I am very proud of my co-workers, officer McDonnell, officer Acevich and off-duty paramedic Dillon Riley, who were the first ones on scene. Our training kicked in and we worked as a well-oiled machine in our life saving efforts. Huge props to the resident who pulled the individual from the water.”
Hanson Fire Chief Jerome Thompson also commended the efforts of first responders and the individuals who investigated the overturned canoe.
“The actions taken by everyone involved will hopefully be a positive outcome,” said Thompson.
Hanson police officers as well as the environmental police were on scene investigating Sunday afternoon.
“The actions taken by everyone prior to our arrival contributed to our crew being able to transport this patient to the hospital and give him a fighting chance at survival,” read a Hanson Fire Tweet on social media. “Great job!”