Authorities Carry Out Water Rescue During Flooding in Frederick County, Maryland

Authorities in Frederick County, Maryland, carried out a water rescue in the community of Rocky Ridge on September 1, as the remnants of storm Ida brought flash flooding to the area.

The Frederick County Fire and Rescue Service said there were “17 water rescue calls and 39 flooding condition service calls” since Tuesday afternoon as wind and heavy rain moved into the area.

Video streamed by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office shows authorities helping a motorist stranded in the floodwaters.

“This vehicle tried to cross this moving water, and you can see what happened,” says public information officer Todd Wivell in the video. “We are highly encouraging everyone to get off these roads. Do not try to cross this water.” Credit: Frederick County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful