Incident Detail: 2018 Call No. 095

Call No.  95
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 Swift Water Rescue 
 200 Main Street 

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July 26, 2018

Company 22, Rescue 21 and Boat 20 dispatched class one to the Lykens Borough Park behind the Municipal Building at the old Lykens pool for a person trapped in swift water. Lieutenant 22 and Chief 27-2 were on scene with Lykens PD. Chief 22 and two additional members responded POV, Truck 22 went enroute with 4 and Utility 22 with 4. On arrival of the Chief he saw a child sitting on a rock not far from the side of the creek who was trapped by swiftly moving water. Chief 23-1 and Lieutenant 22-1 were outfitted with PFDs and attached to ropes and went into the water below the victim and swam up to him while other crew members extended a 16 foot roof ladder down the side wall of the old pool. The two rescuers were able to get the victim and put a PFD on him and then guided him to the ladder for extrication from the creek and into a waiting Medic 6 unit. Rescue 21 arrived just before the rescue was completed. Boat 20 was placed in service. After retrieving gear Command then placed the box available.

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