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Prince Georges County Firefighter/Medics, Technical Rescue Team and the members of the water rescue team rescued 3 individuals, including an infant, this evening from their partially water submerged vehicle in Bowie.
At around 9:30 pm Fire/EMS units responded to Governors Bridge Road at the Patuxent River in Bowie; an area prone to flooding even days after heavy rain storms.
A vehicle occupied by 17 and 18-year-old females and an 8 month old infant had become submerged in high water and stalled out. The slow moving water rose up to the bumper level of the vehicle and entered the passenger compartment up to the seat level.
The members of the Technical Rescue Team out of the St. Joseph Fire/EMS Station, exercising all appropriate safety precautions, walked into the water covered road wearing wet suits and attached to safety rope lines accessed the stranded vehicle and safely removed all 3 occupants. The rescue was complete by 9:50 pm
Paramedics evaluated the 3 patients and determined they were not injured and did not need to go to the hospital.
Law enforcement officials were notified that Governors Bridge Road needed to be closed.