Richmond water rescue team gets stuck during James River rescue

Posted at 10:04 PM, Oct 30, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- A call for a water rescue at Belle Isle Friday evening ended with a water rescue for one of the response teams that got stuck in the water themselves.

Around 5:30 p.m., Richmond Fire and EMS were called to the Mayo Bridge for a water rescue for someone in a canoe.

In the process of looking for that person, a water rescue team got stuck in the water, according to Richmond Fire officials. Then, another water rescue team had to be called to rescue them.

Fire officials on scene said that both water crews were able to get out of the river safely without injuries.

Officials were not able to find the canoe they were called to search for or the person in it.

At this time, the rescue boats will stay in the water because of the rough water.

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