Firefighters rescue children trapped in 16-inch rainwater hose
Virginia firefighters rescued two children after they got stuck in a 16-inch storm water pipe.
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Teams (LCFR) were alerted to reports of children trapped in a storm water pipe around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Leesburg firefighters then rushed to the 42000 block of Victory Lane where they found the two children.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the fire department said: “The first staff member to arrive found two teenagers trapped in a 16-inch storm water pipe.
“Although the trapped patients were located out of sight of first responders, it was quickly determined that they were both conscious and alert but unable to escape the hose.”
Once the children were located, specialized resources to support confined space rescues were requested and additional units from Kincora, Fairfax County and Dulles arrived to help free the trapped teens.
The LCFR statement on Facebook continued: “The firefighters initially attempted to verbally guide and assist patients to withdraw, but to no avail.
After losing verbal contact with the trapped adolescents, LCFR personnel launched a rapid confined space rescue by deploying a single rescuer with emergency rescuers in place to contact the two patients and physically remove them. “
A spokesperson for LCFR said in the statement that the two children were removed at 3:20 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. and both had been assessed at the scene by advanced care providers.
The two children were then transported to a local emergency department for further assessment.
News week has contacted LCFR for comment.
The dramatic rescue comes days after a naked man was found trapped within the walls of a movie theater in New York City.
Syracuse firefighters rescued the man they learned had been trapped within the walls of the Landmark Theater for several days.
The 39-year-old was not located until cinema workers heard the man screaming for help
In October, a Michigan firefighter adopted a stray kitten weeks after helping save it from a storm sewer.
Saginaw Fire Department firefighter Brandon Mulvaney found the stray animal after residents heard the creature cry down a drain.
After the rescue, the heroic firefighter said he knew exactly what he would name the kitten – Huntley, after the intersection where it was found.
He said before News week: “Our four children’s names and our dog’s name contain Y so that seemed appropriate.”
“I have never adopted or rescued an animal before in an animal shelter, so this was my first experience and I wanted to continue. I felt like the kitten and I had a very special bond throughout. this process. I called once a week for about two and a half months until I got approval for adoption, “he added.