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UPDATE: Two Barnstable County Dive Team members injured during drill

One diver's injuries reportedly serious
The brakes on the Dennis Fire Dept. dive truck reportedly failed, sending the truck into the water and trapping a diver. David G. Curran photo.
The brakes on the Dennis Fire Dept. dive truck reportedly failed, sending the truck into the water and trapping a diver. David G. Curran photo.

BREWSTER - Two members of the Barnstable County Dive Team were  injured when an accident occurred during a diving drill on Sheep Pond in Brewster Wednesday afternoon.

According to a public safety official at the scene, the team's dive truck lost its brakes and rolled down a hill into the pond, trapping at least one of the divers who was already in the water.

The trapped driver, a 45-year-old Brewster firefighter, was freed and transported to a Boston area hospital with injuries believed to be serious, but not life threatening, according to Brewster Police Capt. Heath Eldredge. The other diver, a 45-year-old Dennis firefighter was also injured. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. His injuries are also believed to be serious, but not life-threatening, said Capt. Eldredge.

Neither firefighter has been identified as of yet.

According to Capt. Eldredge, members of the Cape Cod Regional Crash Reconstruction Team and the Massachusetts State Police Truck Team are investigating the cause of the accident.


(Video by David G. Curran.)

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