Team effort by EMS groups credited with successful rescue operation at Water View
When Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department chief George Longest heard a call for help over his monitor at 9:52 p.m. on Monday, July 5, he had no idea then he would be involved in a search-and-rescue mission involving one of the worst boating accidents in history on the Rappahannock River.
posted 07.15.2010Flotilla 33 first at Rappahannock River crash scene
In the faint light of dawn on Tuesday, July 6, one could see the outline of rescue facilities at Millstone Landing at Water View that had generated all the flashing lights and noise throughout the long, hot night.
posted 07.15.2010Marine police: Boat driver admits to consuming alcohol on day of crash
Steven Wayne Nixon, the driver of the boat that crashed into a channel marker on July 5 in the Rappahannock River, admitted to a Virginia Marine Police officer that he was drinking alcoholic beverages “intermittently” throughout the day of the crash, according to a search warrant filed in Gloucester County Circuit Court.
posted 07.15.2010Planners nix proffer change
Proffers are often volunteered with rezoning applications to give assurances that certain conditions will be met. For example, the applicant may proffer to provide underground utilities, roads built to state standards or, as in the current case before the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors, a minimum square footage for houses.