water rescue

August 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

UPDATE: Body Found in the Potomac; Police Investigating

UPDATE (Aug.25) – The body found in the Potomac River on Monday has been identified as 27-year-old Jason Lloyde Scrivo of Leesburg, Va., according to the Montgomery County Police Detectives from the Major Crimes Division. Scrivo’s body was found in the river by Harrison Island. It was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical […]

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July 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Water Rescue Crews Doubling Efforts to Remind People About Dangers Of Potomac River

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Swift Water Rescue Crews are doubling community outreach and education efforts about hazardous conditions in the Potomac River. MCFRS Swift Water anglers launched two boats to engage the public with the Potomac River and area of Great Falls on Friday. They say they will continue outreach efforts through the […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Lifeguards Demonstrate Water Rescues

During the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg’s Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park, community members learned life-saving water skills. Check out the Gaithersburg lifeguards demonstrate a water rescue for a spinal injury. The lifeguards not only get in the water to rescue the victim but they also remove the victim with a backboard. Also, […]

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September 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Look Inside: Task Force Lead Describes What Hurricane Rescue Efforts Look Like (VIDEO)

Monte Fitch is the assistant team leader for the Maryland Task Force One (MDTF-1) team who were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in August to help with Hurricane Harvey Relief. At least a dozen members from the team returned home early Wednesday and at least four others were deployed to Alabama as Hurricane […]

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May 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning, Hail Falls in Parts of MoCo (VIDEO)

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 12:30 a.m. for parts of Montgomery County. According to the NWS, emergency management officials have reported ongoing rescues with cars stalled in standing water in Montgomery County. Emergency Communications has declared a “condition red” because of the high call volume for water rescues […]

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September 6, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Water Rescue on Bradley Boulevard in Potomac

UPDATED Montgomery County fire and rescue crews rescued two people who got stuck in a vehicle in high water on Bradley Boulevard near Kentsdale Drive this evening. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the vehicle was stranded in several feet of water. He said rescue boats were deployed to retrieve the motorist and occupant. […]

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