Staffing Makes Difference in Hampton, NH Ocean Rescue
A struggling swimmer in sub 60-degree ocean water was rescued in Hampton on Monday and officials at the local fire department say staffing made all the difference.
On their Facebook page, officials wrote that having an ambulance staffed at the beach fire station enabled Marine 1 to deploy with no delay when they received the initial dispatch for a report of a swimmer in distress on the jetty.
Firefighters who are qualified as rescue swimmers and boat operators joined Hampton Beach lifeguards to save the person in distress.
"This was only capable in this time manner with the staffing we had this past weekend," firefighting officials wrote on their post.
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