On December 17th at approximately 11:15 am, the WVFD was alerted for 2 people in the water from an overturned vessel. WVFD responded with Response 2 and the boat to the Stratford Harbor boat ramp to launch the boat. Once underway, WVFD’s Boat was able to locate the two people with the assistance of Maryland Trooper 7 and Seventh District VFD Boat 5.
Personnel form WVFD and 7th district were able to assess, package and load both people onto boat 5 and transport them to the boat ramp at Stratford harbor. Once at the boat ramp they were turned over to awaiting medic units from Westmoreland Department of Emergency Services.
Units that assisted on the call were: Maryland Trooper 7, 7th District VFD (Boat 5), Colonial Beach VFD (Boat-1), Cople District VFD (Boat 3), VMRC, and the Coast Guard