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3/19/2014 2:00:00 PM
Car Drives Through Ice on Damariscotta Lake

This car went through the ice on Damariscotta Lake about 100 feet from the tip of Wavus Point March 18. (D. Lobkowicz photo)
This car went through the ice on Damariscotta Lake about 100 feet from the tip of Wavus Point March 18. (D. Lobkowicz photo)
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By Dominik Lobkowicz

A car went through the ice on Damariscotta Lake March 18 but all three occupants were able to get out safely.

The accident occurred about 100 feet from the tip of Wavus Point, and the car was only partially submerged.

According to Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris, only the driver of the vehicle got wet and emergency medical personnel from Central Lincoln County Ambulance checked out all three people. The trio declined to be transported, he said.

Dan Hennesey, of Jefferson, was driving the car.

Hennesey said he was headed for a pressure ridge in the ice and was unable to stop. When the car hit the ridge, down it went. He estimated aside from the area of the pressure ridges, there was three feet of ice on the lake at the time.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Sgt. Alan Shea responded to the scene.

According to Shea, attempts were made to pull the vehicle out of the lake using a winch but by the time he left to head to another call, it remained in the water. He planned to check back in on the situation on March 19.

No charges are likely to be filed regarding the incident, he said.

The incident did not involve anyone from the nearby Wavus Camp for Girls, camp personnel said.




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