Thursday, January 31, 2013
Animal had fallen through ice in the North Branch of the river before being pulled out by firefighters.
A black Labrador and Rottweiler mix dog was pulled from the Raritan River by Bridgewater firefighters Wednesday evening after it fell through the ice. According to North Branch fire chief David Hickson, he received a call from Bridgewater Township Police around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday that there was a report of a dog having fallen through the ice in the North Branch of the Raritan River between Branchburg and Bridgewater. "North Branch Fire, with a specialized Swift Water Rescue Team, has the personnel and equipment to handle this highly unique call," he said. "North Branch immediately called in the help of Bridgewater's Green Knoll Fire Company for mutual aid." "Green Knoll's elevated platform ladder truck has the ability to span outward to …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A look at the week's top stories in Bridgewater.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
A 19-year-old Elizabeth man died Sunday after being pulled from the Raritan River following a joke with a friend that turned into the tragedy. Police were able to recuscitate him, but he died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The board of education and Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association are heading into fact finding after declaring impasse and being unable to reach a deal. Fact finding began Thursday. Depositions between the Al Falah Center and the township are continuing, and they are expecting to head to trial by the end of the year. A former Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate is now a famous matchmaker, starring in a reality series about her life, and two other matchmakers' lives, outside of the business. The …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A 19-year-old drowned while in the river Sunday.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A 19-year-old man from Elizabeth died Sunday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital hours after he was pulled from the Raritan River after being submerged for close to 15 minutes—but he wasn't the only one swimming there that day. According to Bridgewater Township Police Officer Mark Zaslavsky, many people head over to Ten Eyck Park in Branchburg, coming from cities far away, to play catch with their dogs, fish in the water and even swim in the Raritan River. Pedro Rosa was one of those doing that Sunday with his family and friend, when he was submerged under the water for 15 minutes. Police and rescue workers were able to pull him from the water and revive him after he was found not breathing and with no pulse, but he died later that …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Elizabeth 19-year-old was teasing friend when he got pulled under water Sunday.
BRIDGEWATER, NJ — It began as just a joke with a friend, and turned tragic when a 19-year-old was pulled from the Raritan River Sunday afternoon. After about 15 minutes underwater, first responders pulled Elizabeth resident Pedro Rosa from the Raritan River, just west of Milltown Road on Sunday at about 4:20 p.m., police said. First responders initially revived Rosa on the scene, where he was found without a pulse and not breathing. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he died Sunday night at 10:35 p.m. Bridgewater Township Police Officer Mark Zaslavsky was one of the first on the scene and administered the CPR that revived the teenager. "I felt really great that we were able to bring him back, and I went …
Elizabeth teen was initially revived after being pulled out of Raritan River Sunday.
A 19-year-old man who was pulled from the Raritan River Sunday afternoon died Sunday night, Bridgewater Police Chief Richard Borden said. Pedro Rosa, of Elizabeth, was revived after being pulled from the river just west of Milltown Road. Rosa was found without a pulse and not breathing, police said. He was revived on the scene and transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he died Monday morning, Borden said. Bridgewater Township Police Officer Mark Zaslavsky was the point officer, leading the resuscitation efforts. According to North Branch Fire Co. Deputy Chief Dave Hickson, he was dispatched to the Branchburg side of the river for a drowning victim around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, but when he arrived on the scene minutes later…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Responders able to resuscitate Elizabeth teen before he was transported to hospital.
UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.: Bridgewater Township Police Chief Richard Borden reported Monday that the medical examiner said Pedro Rosa, 19, died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Sunday, 8 p.m. A swimmer was pulled from the Raritan River without a pulse near Ten Eyck Park on Sunday afternoon but was able to be resuscitated before he was taken to the hospital, Bridgewater Police said. The individual, identified by police as Pedro Rosa, 19, of Elizabeth, received CPR on the scene just north of the bridge for Route 22 westbound before being transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital by the Branchburg Rescue Squad. "They were able to revive him," North Branch Volunteer Fire Chief Ed Chabak said. Rosa was listed Sunday night in critical …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Somerville man had been in critical condition, then died later Monday.
According to Bridgewater Township Police, 80-year-old Dominic Ciurelo, of Somerville, died Monday from injuries sustained when his car rolled into the Raritan River off Robert Street earlier in the day. Bridgewater Township Police Lt. Al Nicaretta said Ciurelo died at 4:21 p.m. Monday, after being taken to Somerset Medical Center in critical condition following the incident. Around 11:15 a.m., Ciurelo's vehicle rolled 10 feet down the bank into the river after he tried to make a u-turn and backed up too close to the edge of the road. The vehicle was submerged in about 6 feet of water in the river, and was pulled out by about 1:30 p.m.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Police said the vehicle got too close to the bank while the driver made a U-turn.
An 80-year-old man is in critical condition after he was pulled from his vehicle that went off the road into the Raritan River off Robert Street Monday morning. According to Bridgewater Township Police Chief Richard Borden, the four-door vehicle—operated by Dominic Ciurelo, of Somerville—went off the road and down the steep drop 10 feet down to the water level at about 11:15 a.m. The vehicle, Borden said, was submerged in the water, which was about 6 feet deep in that area. "It was a non-collision accident," he said. "A man was pulled out of the vehicle and lifesaving measures were performed." Borden said the Ciurelo was taken to Somerset Medical Center after CPR was performed. Ciurelo is currently in critical condition. The investigation …