TRENTON, N.J. – The Trenton Fire Department performed multiple water rescues on Wednesday, May 29.
Engine 9 arrived on the scene on Parkside Avenue under the canal bridge to find two cars in the water, one of which was floating in the current. Two people had been able to self-evacuate their car and wade through the four feet deep water to West State Street before help arrived, but another victim was on the roof of his car. Rescue One sent three swift water rescue divers and brought the person to safety.
“I want to commend Fire Director Derrick Sawyer and his team for their quick responses in these situations yesterday,” said Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora. “I’m grateful that everyone made it out safely. It’s a good reminder to be cautious during severe weather and to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary.”
“The men and women of the Trenton Fire and Emergency Services Department did a great job ensuring the citizens of Trenton stayed safe in spite of all of the flooding,” said Director Sawyer.
Crews also responded to a man stranded in his car with rising flood waters at 6 Oakland Street. He was rescued and transported to a safe location.
Rescue #1 helped one person to safety from their stranded car due to rising flood waters at New York and Olden Avenue. Rescue #1 also helped a stranded woman escape rising flood waters on the 900 block of Riverside Avenue.
Battalion Chief #8 assisted a person in a black Audi to safety from rising flood waters.
Companies responded throughout the city, searching for occupants in abandoned cars.
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