Pulaski County Special Ops Team performs water rescues

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PULASKI, Va. (WFXR) — Pulaski County Special Operations Team responded to two emergency calls of drivers in high water Thursday afternoon.

At 4:50 p.m., the team was dispatched to the area of Hazel Hollow Road and Falling Branch Road in the Fairlawn area of the county for a car that had driven into the water. The car was partially submerged and disabled with a woman stuck on the roof. Radford City Fire EMS boat and Swift Water Technicians helped the woman out of the flood waters.

Then, less than an hour later, the team was dispatched to Parrott River Road in the Parrott area of the county for a car trapped in the water with people inside. Crews found the woman still trapped inside the vehicle. The High Water Rescue Vehicle was used to pull the woman out of the car and from the flood waters.

No one was hurt in either incident.

Fairlawn Fire Department, Twin Community Volunteer Fire Department, Regional EMS, Inc. REMSI/Pulaski County Public Safety, and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office all assisted on both incidents.

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