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By HEATHER KEELS | September 8, 2010
Nearly a day after a worker heard cries coming from a drain in a Lowe's home improvement store parking lot, rescuers retrieved a filthy calico kitten from the underground pipe Wednesday evening, Humane Society of Washington County spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said. A man unloading trucks at the Lowe's on Wesel Boulevard heard the kitten's cries Tuesday evening, Cooker said. The store notified the Humane Society Wednesday morning, she said. No one is sure exactly when the cat fell through the approximately 6-inch drain hole, Cooker said.
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NEWS
July 2, 2005
Rescuers from Clear Spring were called to Four Locks Road along the C&O Canal Friday for an 8-year-old girl who fell off her bicycle while riding along the canal, according to emergency dispatch information. The girl's identity was not immediately known. Rescuers were dispatched at 3:09 p.m. after the girl apparently rode down a ravine accidentally. The girl was taken by ambulance to Washington County Hospital with a cut to her head and swelling. At the time of the accident, the girl was listed as a "priority one" patient, which is the most severe trauma code.
NEWS
August 16, 2010
A vehicle fire on southbound Interstate 81 slowed traffic in the area of Showalter Road in Washington County near the Pennsylvania state line. Rescuers responded to a call at 2:53 p.m. that a tractor-trailer had caught fire near the 11-mile marker, according to a Washington County dispatcher. The incident backed traffic about one-half mile as rescuers worked to clear the scene. As of 3:30 p.m. it continued to move slowly through the area. One person was transported to Washington County Hospital with possible injuries, according to a dispatcher.
NEWS
March 7, 2004
SANDY HOOK - A woman who fell more than 15 feet from a foot bridge along the C&O Canal towpath near Sandy Hook and Keep Tryst roads Saturday night was complaining of back pain and trouble breathing, according to rescuers. The call came in shortly after 9 p.m. and resulted in fire and rescue units from Washington County, Frederick County, Md., and Jefferson County, W.Va., responding to the scene. A Maryland State Police helicopter sent to the scene to transport the woman to a hospital landed near a residence on Sandy Hook Road around 9:45 p.m., rescuers said.
NEWS
September 13, 1997
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man drowned Saturday while swimming near the shore, Ocean City police said. Kenneth Angle, 55, of Mercersburg, Pa. was swimming alone Saturday morning when a rip current pulled him several hundred yards from shore. A vacationer heard Angle crying for help at 9:46 a.m., about 15 minutes before lifeguards were scheduled to go on duty. But police said Angle drowned before Beach Patrol rescuers could reach him.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | July 20, 2006
DOWNSVILLE - Rescuers searched for a missing swimmer for more than an hour Wednesday night in the Potomac River near the area of Dam No. 4 before calling off the search just before 9 p.m. "We were dispatched for an individual in the waterway. Three individuals were supposedly in the water. Two came out, one did not," said John Bentley, chief of Washington County's special operations unit. A surface search will continue this morning for the missing person, described as a "younger gentleman.
NEWS
By LISA GRAYBEAL | May 1, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer see the enlargement Rescuers had to give up the search at nightfall Thursday for a 20-year-old man feared drowned in the churning waters at the base of the Antietam Creek dam below Mount Aetna Road. Rescuers had searched the creek for nearly three hours for the unidentified fisherman, who had gone into the water to save a dog. The animal also is missing. --cont. from front page-- Four divers from the Maryland State Police Underwater Recovery Team plan to arrive at the scene at 8 a.m. this morning to search for the man, said Sgt. Rick Narron, a member of the team.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 1, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com Emergency crews scoured the Shenandoah River for about six hours Wednesday before recovering the body of a 34-year-old man who drowned while swimming with friends at the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area. West Virginia State Police would not release the man's name Wednesday night. Senior Trooper M.L. Dickerson said the man was from the Charles Town, W.Va., area. An investigation into the drowning was under way, but it appears to have been an accident, Dickerson said.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 2, 2006
SANDY HOOK ? A man in his 20s was injured Monday night after falling about 30 feet from a cliff along the Appalachian Trail in the Maryland Heights area, according to rescuers. The man was hiking with three others when he fell about 5 p.m., Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co. Assistant Chief Eric Gray said. Firefighters walked about one mile from the area where Harpers Ferry Road meets the railroad bridge west of Sandy Hook to reach the man. He fell into a ravine bordered by rock ledges, Gray said.
NEWS
October 21, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer When an ambulance comes to the house, the more medical information rescuers have at hand, the better. Community Rescue Service and other rescue companies have now embraced efforts to improve that knowledge by way of special cards that can be put on home refrigerators. "We are using the same card already being used by Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)," said Brent Bankson of CRS. And they are adding their own logo to the cards they hand out. The large yellow cards contain information about the residents of the household - ages, Social Security numbers and names of doctors.
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