The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 3, 2006


Teens escaped the pond, but their cars needed rescue on Sunday. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Two cars plunge through ice into Macone's Pond

Two 17-year-old Concord youths had an icy surprise last Sunday morning when their vehicles ended up in Macone's Pond on Concord Street (just beyond South Street) at about 8:30 a.m. The first vehicle left a 137-foot skid mark on Concord Street before going off the roadway and becoming submerged in the pond. A friend who was following the first vehicle saw what had happened and pulled off the road onto the snow- covered verge of the pond. However, in the emergency, he forgot to set his sports utility vehicle (SUV) in park, and it rolled over the lawn, onto the ice and into the water. There were no passengers.

Only a submerged car and a green SUV with its nose in the water were visible when Carlisle Police Officer Andy Booth and Sgt. Tom Whelan arrived at the scene minutes later. The officers were about to dive in to rescue any possibly trapped person in the submerged car when the door of the adjacent house opened to reveal the two, who had been taken inside to keep warm.

The first driver was charged with Operating Under the Influence (OUI) driving to endanger, and speeding. The operator of the second vehicle, the SUV, was not charged. Both refused to be taken to the hospital, and it is not known whether their parents, who were at the scene, took them later. The driver of the first car was arraigned in Concord court on Monday, February 27, and at that time a March 13 court date was scheduled.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito