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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

Sutherland Falls


Incident 23RUC001259
Date: 03/17/23 1459 hours
Location: Sutherland Falls/Library, Proctor VT

Rutland County Sheriff’s Office
Proctor Fire Department
Vermont State Police
Rutland Town Police Dept.
Rutland Town Fire Dept.
Pittsford Fire Dept.
Rutland City Fire Dept. – Water rescue
Regional Ambulance
Green Mountain Power

On the above date and time, Deputies were dispatched to the area of Sutherland Falls for a report of multiple juveniles stranded on the rocks in the river by the dam. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the individuals were below the dam, at the top of the falls, and that one of the juveniles was in the water.
Due to the efforts and coordination of the above agencies, all individuals were able to be extracted back to safety at approximately 1532 hours.
All parties were checked for injuries on scene and were able to depart with family members.

We would like to thank all those that assisted in making this best possible outcome succeed. The teamwork and cooperation between so many agencies was outstanding.