MCFRS Respond to Hikers Stranded on Island on the Potomac River

by Patrick Herron

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services and a US Park helicopter responded to a group of hikers that were stranded on Sycamore Island, which is located on the Potomac River in the area of Great Falls/Potomac/Glen Echo, off Clara Barton Pkw.

According to Chief Spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Pete Piringer, the group used a ‘pull-rope-ferry’ to get to the island and consisted of several adults and half a dozen juveniles. One juvenile was injured with non-life threatening injuries.

Per @mcfrsPIO on Twitter: “Update – @COcanalNPS Potomac River, Sycamore River, @MCFRS_EMIHS moving patient via ground/rope ferry/UTV to staged EMS transport unit”


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