A woman died after being struck by a fire truck that had responded to a call at Beaver Creek Reservoir Tuesday night.
Deputy Jeff Smith of Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the woman, a pedestrian who was struck on the perimeter of the reservoir, had not been positively identified Tuesday night. She was struck by a responding fire department’s vehicle, he said.
“(It) was not a personal vehicle,” he said.
Crews initially were summoned about 8 p.m. after a man reported a boat was capsized on the reservoir. A Seneca County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said the man could see two occupants in life vests outside of the boat.
They were not hurt, she said.
The spokeswoman said she dispatched the water rescue team, Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department and Republic EMS. The water rescue team, which had assisted in looking for a boat that sank in Fostoria’s Reservoir 6, was canceled prior to its arrival at the reservoir.
Smith said the responding fire department was helping the victims in the water get to shore and was getting the capsized boat removed from the water. The woman was struck during the boat incident, he said.
Seneca County Coroner’s Office and Life Flight responded after the woman was struck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.
Chief Greg Lowe of Green Springs Rural Volunteer Fire Department said the incident was under investigation Tuesday night.
Beaver Creek Reservoir, which is owned by the city of Clyde, is located on TR 196, near SR 101, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources.