Thursday, December 27, 2012
The driver called for help after his truck stalled in a large pool of water Thursday morning.
A truck driver found himself in too deep Thursday morning after attempting to navigate through a flooded Cliffwood Beach street. The driver called for help shortly before 8 a.m., alerting emergency responders that he was trapped in his stalled box truck on Lakeshore Drive, according to Aberdeen Deputy Police Chief Rick Derechailo. Derechailo explained that the Laurence Harbor Fire Chief was able to drive a vehicle partially into the water as the tide receded and retrieve the driver from his truck. The Aberdeen Township Police Department and the South Aberdeen EMS responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. Derechailo noted that such incidents are common when the township experiences heavy rains combined with high tides. "It …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Bayshore Search & Rescue will service central New Jersey for ground rescues and other emergencies. Classes will be held in Aberdeen.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
South Aberdeen EMS is searching for volunteers for their newly established Bayshore Search and Rescue Team. The search and rescue team was established by South Aberdeen EMS after the volunteer organization realized there was no organized search and rescue team in the Central New Jersey area. Volunteers will be trained how to stay alive in a wilderness environment with or without equipment during all seasons and on various terrains. They will also be trained how to extract a patient from a wilderness environment, proper MEDEVAC procedures and how to conduct low angle rescues and swift water rescues. Classes for Bayshore Search & Rescue will begin in December for potentail team members. Those interested in joining a SAR team in Monmouth …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time, officials say.
Fire ripped through the second-story bedroom of a Cliffwood Beach home Sunday night, only to rekindle and spread through the second floor of the house. According to Cliffwood Vol. Fire Co. Chief Joe Raymond, a fire on Sherwood Drive was reported to the department at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 4. Upon arrival, the fire department found a fire in a bedroom at the front of the house. The fire department was able to contain the fire to the bedroom and extinguish it. They used a thermal camera to check the structure for any remaining hot spots. According to Raymond, none were identified and no smoke was seen. "We were redispatched about 45 minutes later for a rekindling," he said. At about 10:30 p.m., the fire department returned to the seen to …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The brush fire was located near trails deep into the woods behind Kwikshop on 516.
Local fire departments put out a blaze deep in the woods off of New Brunswick Avenue Wednesday morning, in the vicinity of Lake Lefferts. The fire was reported at about 8:30 a.m. by a driver who noticed smoke coming from the woods behind Kwikstop Food Stores & Deli while heading toward Route 79 on New Brunswick Avenue. Within minutes, the fire department located an approximately 1,000-square-foot fire burning in the woods about 2,000 feet behind the convenience shop, according to Aberdeen Fire Cpt. Will Smith, Jr. The fire was located close to the lake. The Cheesequake Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene with their brush fire truck and drove through the forest to the fire, where they were able to bring the flames under control. …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The heat from the flames also melted the home's siding and charred the pool deck.
Donna McCarthy was all set to bring her four children and one of their friends to Lakewood Wednesday morning. Everyone was in the car and before she left, she happened to glance toward her two sheds in the back yard. "I don't know what possessed me to look over but I did and I saw smoke," McCarthy said. She and her oldest son, Bobby, jumped out of the car and ran toward the shed. "We ran halfway through the driveway and it was already up in flames. It was fast," she said, looking off toward the many firefighters and investigators sifting through the ashes left behind. The McCarthy family had two sheds in their backyard, a taller one for storage and tools and a shorter one for everyone's bicycles. The fire reached high temperatures, …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Two car accident Thursday morning slows traffic in area. One driver was extricated from his vehicle.
Police were seen directing traffic at the intersection of Church Street and South Atlantic Avenue in Aberdeen after a two-car accident at 9:14 Thursday morning. During the accident, a red sedan jumped the curb in front of a South Atlantic home, crossed the front lawn, and crashed into a tree. The driver had to be extricated from his vehicle by the Aberdeen Township Fire Department. The Matawan First Aid Squad helped remove the driver from his vehicle on a back board, placed him in an ambulance and brought him to an area hospital. The driver of the other car involved, a silver hatchback, was also brought to an area hospital by South Aberdeen EMS. Rachel Gumbs, of 601 South Atlantic Avenue, was gardening in a flower patch on her front lawn …
Friday, June 1, 2012
With prom and graduation quickly approaching, students are encouraged to make smart decisions
The sounds of sirens pierced the air as police and EMS rushed to the scene of a two vehicle accident with several injuries. The 18-year-old driver, who suffered no injuries, is questioned by a police officer and admits to driving home after drinking at a graduation party. While the officer conducts a field sobriety test, EMS pull teenagers from the totaled cars. Two were killed on impact, and are covered by a white sheet. Two are unresponsive and are quickly backboarded, placed on a stretcher, and taken to a hospital. The driver is placed under arrest. In just seconds, five lives were changed forever. Luckily, this was only a "Rude Awakening" simulation planned by the Aberdeen Police Department and members of Students Against Destructive …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Aberdeen Township Fire Department responded to a smokey condition at a Strathmore home
A small house fire was brought quickly under control by members of the Aberdeen Township Fire Department Wednesday afternoon. The department was dispatched to 99 Idlebrook Lane at about 11:18 a.m. due to a smokey condition, Fire Chief Gary Bellone said. The source of the smoke was located in an upstairs bedroom inside the two-story home, Bellone said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A resident was home at the time, but no one was injured, Bellone said. Aberdeen Township Hose and Chemical Co. No. 1, Cliffwood Volunteer Fire Co., South Aberdeen EMS and Aberdeen Township Police responded.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Driver suffered minor injuries
A one vehicle accident slightly after 2 p.m. on Monday on the Garden State Parkway slowed traffic in the local northbound lanes near exit 117 in Aberdeen. The car remained overturned and resting on the guardrail that separates the local and express lanes until about 3 p.m., when a tow truck pulled the car back onto its wheels and removed it from the parkway. According to NJ State Police, the male driver was traveling northbound in the express lanes when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a guardrail and overturned. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time. The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene by South Aberdeen EMS. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said, and a summons for DWI …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Lanes now open, condition of driver and passenger unknown
Update: As of about 4:15 p.m., the express lanes were open. A one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway near milemarker 120 in Aberdeen Township temporarily closed all northbound lanes Thursday afternoon. A white four-door sedan was driving on the local northbound lanes, according to NJ State Police. After the accident, the vehicle came to rest on the guardrail, with the front driver's side wheel resting in the shoulder of the express lane. There were two people in the car, according to NJ State Police. One was ejected from the vehicle and remained in an ambulance on the scene for about 45 minutes until a Medevac helicopter arrived and flew the person to Jersey Shore Medical Center. Another person in the vehicle sat wrapped in a blanket…