Loudoun County Fire-Rescue on Tuesday afternoon rescued two juveniles who became trapped in a storm drainage pipe on the North Springs Behavioral Healthcare campus north of Leesburg.
According to the report, county dispatchers were alerted to the situation at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Crews arrived to find two adolescents trapped in a 16-inch stormwater pipe. Although located out of sight of the responders, rescuers confirmed both were conscious and alert but unable to get out of the pipe.
Units specializing in confined space rescue operations were called in from the Kincora station and Fairfax County, as well as the Loudoun’s Hazardous Materials Response team from Dulles South.
Attempts to verbally guide them out of the pipe were unsuccessful. After losing verbal contact with them, a rescuer entered the pipe to reestablish contact the two patients and physically remove them. They were removed at 3:20 p.m. and 3:25 p.m. and transported to a hospital for evaluation.