Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Leonardtown Water Rescue

Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department take Peg Gowen of Leonardtown out of the Craft Guild Shop's parking lot, which was flooded by a swollen McIntosh Run. 

Deputy Richard Forbes and Cpl. William Ray of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office check on Peg Gowen of Leonardtown and Judy Dillon of Hollywood after being escorted out of the flooded parking lot. 

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department and the Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad assisted two citizens on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Craft Guild Shop off Route 5 in Leonardtown. Two women, Peg Gowen of Leonardtown and July Dillon of Hollywood were moving merchandise at the craft co-op's store out of the way of rising waters when floodwaters rose up behind them and inundated the parking lot. A good Samaritan called emergency services to assist them and the women were safely escorted out of the parking lot.