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Posted on: September 22, 2019

WFR Responds To Water Rescue


WFR responded to a water related rescue Sunday afternoon 12 miles west of Watertown.  Crews were called out to an accident involving an SUV that had exited the roadway and entered a body of water beside the road.  Prior to emergency services scene arrival, a nearby neighbor to the lake was able to assist the 2 occupants from the vehicle and safely get them to shore. WFR responded with 3 different apparatus, including a rescue truck, an ambulance, and Battalion 1.  Also responding to the call was the Henry Fire Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Codington County Sheriff Department, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, and Codington County Search, Dive, and Rescue.  The vehicle involved was southbound on 442nd Ave, about 1.5 miles south of Hwy 212 when it entered the water.  It was removed with the help of Dive and Rescue and a local towing service.  Crews were on scene for about 3.5 hours. Please use caution driving with all of the moisture we have received, as road conditions are changing daily, and sometimes even hourly.  If you approach water that has flooded the road, do NOT proceed.  Find a different route.  Some roads are still passable with water on them, but they will be marked accordingly. USE Caution.  Slow down.  Always buckle up.        

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