EMS Line Of Duty Death - Hurricane Irene

Posted on August 29, 2011

NMFD sends its condolences to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad and the Kenwood family on the Line of Duty Death of EMT / Rescue Technician Michael Kenwood who passed on Sunday August 28th shortly after 2200 hours.  Michael answered his last alarm on Sunday August 28th, 2011 at 0437 while operating at a swift water rescue assignment in Princeton Twp.during Hurricane Irene.

Kenwood was dispatched to the Stony Brook in Princeton Township at 4:35 a.m. Sunday to check for possible occupants of a submerged vehicle. He and a colleague became detached from the rope holding them together in the strong current, and Kenwood was swept away as he attempted to get back to land. The other man was unharmed, Princeton police said, and the car turned out to be unoccupied.
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Residents: Should you find yourself with a disabled car in water and you are able to leave please immediately notify your local police department of the whereabouts of your vehicle.