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Prince George's firefighters make high-angle rescue after car runs off Beltway

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Prince George’s County firefighters performed a high-angle rescue and extrication of a person trapped in a car that veered off the Capital Beltway early Saturday morning near Kenilworth Avenue in Greenbelt.

The car left the roadway shortly before 4 a.m., went down a steep embankment, and overturned in a drainage culvert about 25 feet below grade, officials say.

Firefighters from the heavy-duty rescue squad from Berwyn Heights lifted the lone occupant of the car on a stokes basket hoisted by ropes and pulleys.

The patient was taken to a trauma center with non-life threatening injuries.

Maryland State Police are investigating.

 

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