POSSIBLE WATER RESCUE AT RT 32 BRIDGE
 
By Public Information Officer Clay Myers
August 2, 2017
 

Gamber & Community Fire Co. water rescue units and Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department's Rescue Squad 12 were alerted for a possible water rescue in the vicinity of the Rt. 32 bridge over the Liberty Reservoir at Morgan Run on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. A passerby reported seeing someone jump off the bridge. Units were dispatched at 3:06 pm. EMS 13-1 Weishaar had command.

Gamber and Sykesville personnel remained on the scene at the bridge and a boat was launched from the boat ramp on Mineral Hill Road. Baltimore City's Foxtrot helicopter assisted in the search and a scent dog was requested but later cancelled prior to arrival.

Witnesses on the opposite shore were interviewed. After a sweep by the boat and observation from the shoreline, no victim was found. Baltimore Environmental Police released all units just after 4:30 pm. The bridge was closed for just over an hour during the operation.

 
Units: Dive 13, Boat 13, Boat 13-1, Utility 13, Engine 134, Duty 13, Medic 139
 
Mutual Aid: Sykesville Rescue Squad 12, Sykesville Chief 12-2, Baltimore Environmental Police, Baltimore Foxtrot Helicopter, Carroll County Sheriff's Office
 
Baltimore City's Foxtrot helicopter assisted in the initial search.
Baltimore City's Foxtrot helicopter assisted in the initial search.
Gamber's Dive 13 and staff.
Gamber's Dive 13 and staff.
 
Gamber's Engine 134 and Utility 13.
Gamber's Engine 134 and Utility 13.
The Rt. 32 bridge was closed during the search.
The Rt. 32 bridge was closed during the search.
 
Gamber's Dive 13 and staff.
Gamber's Dive 13 and staff.
Gamber's Boat 13.
Gamber's Boat 13.
 
Apparatus staging on the bridge.
Apparatus staging on the bridge.