A birthday party became a boating party, as rescue crews evacuated guests in a raft, in one of several water rescues on Saturday in the D.C. area.
WASHINGTON — A birthday party became a boating party, as rescue crews evacuated guests in a raft, in one of several water rescues on Saturday in the D.C. area.
Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Swift Water team, along with National Capital Region Park Police, evacuated some 20 people attending a 1-year-old child’s birthday party at Meadowbrook Park. They used a raft to get people out of the building, which was surrounded by water, at the intersection of Beach Drive and Leland Street.
Update — MeadowBROOK CC, ~2 dozen attending 1-yr old’s Birthday Party (little mermaid theme JK), building completed surrounded by several feet of water, water receded somewhat, but building & occupants evacuated by Maryland-National Capital Park PD & @mcfrs Swift Water Rescue pic.twitter.com/ixU4lLCtbv
They were ushered onto a Ride On bus; there were no injuries, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said.
Beach Dr & Leland St, Meadowbrook CC – Non Emergent Evac in progress with ~20 persons – building surrounded by water. Moving occupants to awaiting Ride On Bus. Swift Water Rescue (FS710/730) assisting. pic.twitter.com/xSWfqythUQ
Several people were trapped and rescued in the area of Brighton Dam Road and Bordly Drive. Piringer said that two vehicles, one occupied and the other unoccupied, were reported stranded in high water. The driver self-rescued and the person is being evaluated by emergency personnel.
Bordly Drive / Brighton Dam Rd — 2 Vehicles stranded in high water with one occupant & othe non occupied, vehicle operator self-rescued, EMS evaluating https://t.co/cPZCvdimVv