Man Rescued from the Winooski River

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/19 2014 10:11AM

Updated 05/19 2014 10:13AM

WINOOSKI, Vt. - A man was rescued from the Winooski River Sunday night. The incident happened at around 7:15 p.m.

Police say they found Jason Goodrich, 39, of Burlington, Vt., standing on the rocks in the middle of the Winooski River in the area of 60 Winooski Falls Way.

Goodrich as agitated and police say wouldn't sit still and wait for a rescue team to help him to shore. He couldn't make it to shore on his own without risking being swept away from the fast rushing water.

Goodrich was rescued by the Colchester Technical Rescue and was returned to shore safely. He refused to be seen by the St. Michael's College Rescue Squad.

Police say Goodrich, who was under the supervision of the Vermont Department of Corrections Field Unit, had a B.A.C. of 0.119%. 

Goodrich was turned over to officers from the Field Supervision Unit.

The Burlington Fire Department, Colchester Technical Rescue, St. Michael's College Rescue, Winooski Police Department, Burlington Police Department and Essex Police Department are responded to this incident.

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