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Susquehanna Hose Company makes water rescue at state park

An individual who was rescued from the water Friday afternoon near the Lapidum boat ramp in the Susquehanna State Park refused medical attention.

The Department of Natural Resources Police is continuing to investigate the incident, said Rich Gardiner, a public information officer for Harford County Fire and EMS.

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Brian Remines, second assistant chief of the Susquehanna Hose Company, which perform the rescue, said two individuals were fishing on a boat when heavy rains began to fall and they decided to head in. The boat struck a rock, knocking both out of the vessel. One subject was able to get to shore, and the other was about 100 feet out, Remines said, and needed to be rescued.

Crews from Level and Darlington volunteer fire companies as well as the county’s special ops unit were also on the scene, Gardiner said.

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