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Firefighters Across Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Prince George’s Counties Respond to Multiple Water Rescues Overnight

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at approximately 1:22 a.m., a worker for the State Highway Administration called 911 to report a vehicle attempted to drive through rushing water on Brandywine Road at Swanson Creek. Fire/EMS units including “Swift Water Technicians” and assets from Charles, Prince George’s, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties responded to the scene, to find a vehicle submerged in high water with two occupant on the roof of the vehicle. Units reported the water current was too dangerous for swift water techs to enter safely and called for Tenth District Volunteer “Airboat 8” to the scene. The 911 center maintained cell contact throughout the incident with the occupants on the roof of the vehicle while Airboat #8 rescue them safely. The driver of the vehicle refused any treatment or transport, the female occupant was transported to an area hospital for a check-up with non-life-threatening injuries. All photos are courtesy of the Mechanicsville, Hughesville, and Waldorf Volunteer Fire Departments. https://www.ccvfireems.org/ Charles County officials reported a bridge suffered damage from the impact of strong storms and will need repairs before they can reopen the area. On Monday, July 6, 2020, at approximately 11:08 p.m., firefighters responded to Gallant Green Road […]

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