UPDATE: Youths trapped in sewer in Mississauga, causing road closure
Published June 29, 2021 at 11:04 pm
Two young people were rescued from a sewer structure in Mississauga in the wake of a rain storm that swept across the city on Tuesday night.
Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services said two people were rescued from the storm drain along the Credit River shortly after 7 p.m., less than hour after first responders were contacted about a boy and girl who were trapped.
What happened was that six teenagers had entered a large culvert when heavy rainfall hit the area. Water levels rose quickly and two of the teens were unaccounted for. Water rescue crews eventually found them about 300 feet along the culvert system, safe but unharmed.
Peel Parademics said it was “unlikely” that they would require a visit to hospital.
— Mississauga Fire (@MississaugaFES) June 29, 2021
Happy to report that both people have been found safe by @MississaugaFES and currently being assessed by medics, but unlikely we will transport. Great work the all involved especially fire dept getting into the storm drain to find them. Stay away from the water https://t.co/BEZzVHmVhL
— Peel Paramedics (@Peel_Paramedics) June 29, 2021
Mississauga Fire chief Deryn Rizzi said in a statement that it was an “incredible team effort.”
An incredible team effort with a positive outcome we all hoped/prayed for. Great work by our firefighters. Thanks to our allied agencies; Peel Regional Police, Peel Paramedics and our City of Mississauga Works department – who all attended the scene. pic.twitter.com/ch0txHuYU2
— Deryn Rizzi (@derynrizzi) June 30, 2021
Mississauga Fire rescue operation near Streetsville Memorial Fountain. pic.twitter.com/XwqfqoK41W
— Dominion Lending Centres NasaKasa (@nasakasaDLC) June 30, 2021
A stretch of Bristol Road was closed during the rescue effort.
– Bristol Rd W / RiverGrove Ave #Mississauga
– Reports of a male & a female trapped in a sewer structure
– @Peel_Paramedics , @MississaugaFES & #PRP are all on scene
– Bristol Rd shut down between RiverGrove & Church St
– No further info
– R/C 6:25pm
— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPolice) June 29, 2021
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