Things could have been a lot worse for firefighters called to a sewer plant in Hatfield Twp., Pennsylvania, Sunday morning to rescue a driver from a partially submerged vehicle.
The overturned vehicle ended up in a retention runoff waterway filled with treated sewer water, the Colmar Volunteer Fire Company website states.
“First arriving crews immediately went in service to stabilize the vehicle and began extrication,” the site states. “An additional rescue truck and country USAR (urban search and rescue) team were requested to assist.”
Fifty-three minutes after the first call the victim was successfully extricated and transported to Abington Memorial Hospital. Crews remained on the scene until the car was safely removed from the waterway.
“We were assisted at the scene by units from Hatfield Fire Company, Montgomery Township Fire Department, Hilltown Fire Company, Montgomery County USAR, Lansdale Volunteer Mediccal Service and Hatfield Township Police Department,” the website states.