A helicopter swooped in Tuesday afternoon to save two trapped motorists in Hereford Township. Within an hour, the Air National Guard aircraft carried a Boyertown area man and woman to safety after their vehicle attempted to drive through standing water at the intersection of Tollgate Road and Hill Road, according to Josh Boroski, Chief of the Hereford Volunteer Fire Company.
A helicoptor maneuvers over a vehicle on Tolgate Road in Hereford Township to safely
remove the stranded occupants. Tuesday's storm brought more than 7 inches of rain to
many parts of the region.
Boroski described the incident as a first for the municipality. He said his department was unable to reach the vehicle, which has been swept off the road, due to the swiftness of the water and difficult terrain.
"That saved us some work," Boroski said.
Boroski's department responded at 2:09 p.m. The chief said that location, near where two branches of the Perkiomen Creek come together, always floods when the area receives heavy rain.
"The water was up to the car windows," the chief said
According to the Boroski, Berks County dispatchers automatically notified the Pennsylvania Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team deployed by ...