Jaws of Life used in dramatic Joppa rescue

Joppa Rescue 20170815A dramatic rescue took place along Interstate 95 in Joppa on Tuesday afternoon.

At just after 1 p.m., crews from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company responded to a crash along northbound I-95, prior to the Mountain Road exit.

At the scene, paramedics found one vehicle that had gone off the highway and down an embankment, with the driver trapped.

The call was escalated to a rescue, which brought a response from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. Rescue crews worked to stabilize the vehicle before using the Jaws of Life and other tools to remove the patient.

Additional rescuers prepared a rope rescue system to bring the patient up the embankment, out of the woods, and back to the roadway.

The patient, a seriously-injured adult female, was taken to Shock Trauma.

Maryland State Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

Multiple vehicles trapped in flooded Middle River roadway

Rescue crews were attempting to rescue several vehicles stuck along flooded Middle River roadways early Saturday morning.

At about 1 a.m., fire & rescue units responded to the area of Wilson Point Road at Eastern Boulevard.

Reports indicate that several vehicles are trapped in knee-deep flood waters.

The road has been shut down while the rescue operation is under way.

Motorists should avoid the area.

Rollover crash with rescue reported in Nottingham

CrashEmergency crews are on the scene of a serious crash with rescue in the Nottingham area.

At about 10:30 a.m., paramedics responded to the 7900 block of Belair Road for a report of an accident.

Early reports indicate that two vehicles were involved in the crash, one of which rolled over.

A working rescue operation is under way.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

Apartment fire reported in Essex

Crews are on the scene of a Friday night apartment fire in Essex. 

At about 9:15 p.m., fire personnel responded to the area of Valley Arbor Court. 

At the scene, firefighters found flames coming from the second floor of an apartment complex. 

Several individuals were reportedly trapped on the second floor and had to be rescued. 

Five people were treated for minor injuries at the scene. 

Motorists should use caution in the area.