Suggested outcomes: upside down in borrow ditch with water entrapment
We responded on this initial alarm the other day.
Dispatched as single vehicle rollover, submerged in burrow ditch, unkown victims entrapped.
Initial size up: 1990's -2000's model Ford F150 with canopy, roof resting in 3 feet of ditch water. Unk # of patients heard shouting and banging interior of vehicle.
Extrication challenges: Immediate access to drivers door cramped into vegetation, slope of ditch and wood and barbed wire fence. Passenger side also hampered by slope of confined ditch. Cold water conditions. Unk timeframes before initial 911 call from passerby. 2315 hours.
Although the outcome came sort-of inadvertanly easily, actual extrication would have posed signicant challenges for our Dept. No water rescue capacity.
Because this call was pretty close to town in our rural area, manpower was not an issue.
What processes would you have proceeded with?
Whats your Plan A, B etc.?
Remove the Truck from the Water.
Hook it and pull it out with a response vehicle or tow truck.
Originally Posted by hinesfire