To the Editor:
We sincerely thank the Communications Center operator and each emergency responder from Oak Bluffs and Edgartown who rushed to help our boys in need, particularly Officer Cassidy and Officer Ruley, who assisted the boys and ensured they received quick and professional care when time was of the essence. They made sure the boys were stable before leaving them after such a traumatic experience (Jan. 9, “Young duck hunters recover from icy water plunge).
Thank you to the Oak Bluffs EMT’s who responded to the call. We had help from all areas. Responders in personal cars, even a trash truck racing through the snow, came to help. Staff from Coop’s Bait & Tackle went to the site the next day to help search for the missing firearm.
Thank you for the amazing care at the hospital, where the boys and parents were handled with a special touch. Thank you to Trisha Bergeron for being a calming voice, giving gentle assurance.
Thank you Sergeant Clayton, the Environmental Police officer, for your guidance. Our boys will remember the insight you shared with them.
Thank you to the members of the West Tisbury Dive Team for donating their time, performing a drill to search for and find the firearm that was lost in the accident.
This experience reminds us that we live in such a great community, filled with people willing to put others first in a time of need. A simple thank you is not nearly enough.
Danny and Shelly would like to thank Little Dave for being a great hunting partner.
David, Janette, David 3rd, Danny, Shelly, and Christopher
Andrews and Mayhew Families
Edgartown and West Tisbury