FANWOOD, NJ – Baseball players and their parents at Forest Road Park in Fanwood were surprised Monday evening when they were asked to evacuate the park to accommodate the landing of a Rescue Helicopter to do an emergency evacuation of a Fanwood resident.
“At 5.37 Monday evening, Fanwood Police responded to a call on Robin Road in Fanwood. The Police, along with Fanwood Fire and Fanwood Rescue Squad responded. It was determined that the person needed to be air lifted and Mercy 7 was called,” said Fanwood Police Chief Trigo. “Due to the ongoing investigation into the incident, we cannot officially release the name of the patient.”
Fanwood Police and Fanwood Rescue Squad were in attendance and facilitated the landing of the helicopter at Forest Road Park. The patient was transferred to the helicopter and evacuated to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania as they are the closest medical facility with a trauma center sufficient to treat the patient.
While the police said that they were unable to provide the individual’s identity at this time, multiple non-police sources informed The Alternative Press of Scotch Plains/Fanwood that the patient was Ed Kish, a Fanwood resident out on bail for an alleged road rage shooting on I-78 in March of this year.
Several of the baseball games were cancelled due to the incident, while one game continued in the field on the far side of Forest Road park.