One rescued from stranded vehicle in high water
By Lieutenant DJ Matthews
December 21, 2018

On Friday afternoon, Station 53 was dispatched to the area of Creek Rd north of Rt. 926 for a water rescue. Squad 53 with Boat 53-2 went responding and was advised by CCFR that there was one occupied vehicle stranded in high water. Much of the Chester county region received 2-3" of water over the last 24 hours which caused the Brandywine Creek to rise above 9 feet and flood many local roads. Squad 53 and Boat 53-2 arrived on location and confirmed the report. Crews donned in water rescue gear walked out to the victim with boat in tow. The victim was given a PFD and assisted into the boat. Crews were able to safely walk the victim back to higher ground.

Rescue 53 along with Boat 53-1 also made the response and provided additional manpower. MICU 55 stood by for medical treatment.

As always, Turn Around, Don't Down!

Units: Squad 53, Rescue 53, Boat 53-1, Boat 53-2, Chief 52
Mutual Aid: MICU 55