Tonight, Company 38 along with Company 37, went into service on the Susquehanna River, north of the Fort Hunter Launch for a kayaker in distress. The kayaker, who’s vessel overturned was in contact via cell phone with Dauphin County 911, and was able to direct rescue crews to his location. The kayaker spent about 20 minutes in the river, but other than being a cold, was okay.
Medical crews from Life Team, examined the kayaker, who was then released, with no need for transport.
Both companies each put a boat into service during the rescue, and Chief Fagan, took command.
With the mid-state being hit with heavy rains, Company 37 had it’s fair share of calls, ranging from AFA’s, a reported structure fire, assisting on a vehicle in the water, and flooding. Crews staffed both stations during the storm.
The images below show flooding in the 37-3 Box of Mountaindale. Crews from both Engines and Tanker were able to help the homeowner direct the water around their home, preventing the water from entering the home.
This image in not a creek, but runoff from the mountain, in our 37-3 Box.