Mamaroneck Police Make Heroic Rescue of Girl Stuck in Drainpipe for an Hour

Written By: Robert Cox

MAMARONECK, NY — A 13-year-old girl, stuck for over an hour in an open utility vault drainpipe, was rescued by Village of Mamaroneck police on Saturday evening.

The Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department, Mamaroneck EMS, Larchmont VAC, as well as mutual aid assets including the New Rochelle Fire Department, Westchester County Technical Rescue Team, and Port Chester and Rye Department of Public Works responded.

At approximately 6:55 p.m., a Village of Mamaroneck police officer conducting post storm patrol was alerted by persons shouting for help at the corner of Old White Plains Road and Center Avenue. The officer investigated and observed a 13-year-old female who had fallen into an open utility vault/drainpipe.

The girl’s body was below the ground up to her armpits and she was struggling to keep from falling further down. The officer stabilized the girl and called for additional officers as well as Fire Department assistance.

After approximately 1 hour, the girl, a Mamaroneck resident was retrieved from the drainpipe suffering minor injuries.

Mamaroneck EMS transported the girl to Jacobi Medical Center accompanied by her father.

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