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Crews respond to three swift-water rescues in Roanoke

In all incidents, cars drove around barricades, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS

ROANOKE, Va.May 21, 5:30 a.m. update

Crews have responded to a third swift-water rescue in Roanoke.

Authorities say around 1:20 a.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS crews responded to a car stuck in flooded waters in the 1600 block of 13th street.

When units arrived, they say they found one person in the car, who was then rescued by swift water crews. No injuries were reported.


Original story

Crews with Roanoke Fire-EMS were called to the scene of two swift-water rescues on Wednesday night.

First, at 9:20 p.m., a person got trapped in their car after they drove around barricades at the intersection of Bennington Street and Pike Lane, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

The person was rescued and no one was hurt.

Crews were also dispatched to a separate incident at 10:50 p.m. nearby at the intersection of Bennington Street and Edgerton Ave. Units arrived to find three people trapped in a vehicle, according to Roanoke-Fire EMS.

They were rescued and no one was hurt.

Crews were called to a swift-water rescue in southeast Roanoke on Wednesday night at 9:20 p.m.
Crews were called to a swift-water rescue in southeast Roanoke on Wednesday night at 9:20 p.m. (Roanoke Fire-EMS)

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