This is not a drill! Marine 25 rushed to its first Candlewood Lake rescue.

The call came in from New Milford on Monday, August 26 at 2:45 pm asking for assistance for a man in the water with a broken leg off the shores of Green Island.

According to a story in the Brookfield Patch, with a crew of six, Marine 25 rushed to the location with three boat crew members, a paramedic, and two boat-trained EMT's from the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department's Candlewood Company. Company's FB Page

The patient was successfully removed from the water and taken to Candlewood Shores where a Brookfield ambulance was standing by to transport the patient to Danbury Hospital. Mission accomplished!

Candlewood Company's FB Page

Brookfield's new Marine 25 was built in Superior, Wisconsin by Lake Assault Boats and features two matching 200 HP Yamaha outboard motors customized with the Seastar Optimus 360° Joystick control system which steadies the boat for a smoother ride.