Storm Causes Fatality in South County
Update: The victim was Thomas P. Sullivan. Sullivan was the acclaimed head golf pro at Wyantenuck Country Club.
On Wednesday Oct. 7, Great Barrington Police were at the scene of a fatality caused by last night's thunderstorms.
Around 5:30 pm Wednesday, a neighbor of the Wyantenuck Country Golf Club, located on West Sheffield Road, reported to police of seeing a golf cart with a tree on top of it on a dirt access road running alongside the golf course. Upon arrival Officers Brandon Hammer and Timothy Ullrich found a person lying on the ground by the side of the cart. The officers attempted first aid, but the person was deceased. The cart was covered with several trees and branches. Police hope to release further details today.
Once the Great Barrington Police Department sends us the updated information, we'll post it to our website and Facebook page.
About the Great Barrington Police Department
The GBPD is staffed by 16 full time and six part time Officers protecting the approximately 8,000 full time residents and tens of thousands of visitors to the Town each year. Officers handle over 15,000 calls for service annually and make in excess of 400 arrests. The Police Station, located at 465 Main Street, is staffed 24/7 by a Desk Officer who handles all dispatch functions for the Town, including answering 911 calls, dispatching the Fire Department and Southern Berkshire Ambulance along with handling walk-in traffic to the station.
(above information sent to WSBS from the Great Barrington Police Department for online and on-air use)