As per a news release by the Frederick County Fire/Rescue office, an adult male was trapped in a trench with rapidly running water on Eaglehead Drive between North Shore Way and Whistling Swan Way in Lake Linganore.
Crews responded to the call for a trench rescue at approximately 3:09 p.m. on Tuesday, as a 12-inch water main was up to the male's neck and rising. They worked on maintaining the conscious victim's airway and shutting down the water main.
Technical Rescue Teams from Frederick, Montgomery, and Howard counties worked on releasing the adult male for three hours, and he was finally extricated at approximately 6:15 p.m. before being flown to the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma.
Chief Denise Pouget of the Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services told responders immediately following the incident:
“I am extremely proud of the response today that led to a successful outcome with the victim rescued. I want to thank all of the responding agencies from Frederick, Montgomery, and Howard counties. This was a job well done!”