Yonkers fire crews rescued man Saturday from Bronx River Parkway floodwaters

Rescuers said he apparently drove around road closure signs on the Bronx River Parkway to get where he was going.

Carol Wilkinson

Mar 24, 2024, 8:28 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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Firefighters from the Yonkers Fire Department's Squad 11 successfully pulled off a life-saving rescue after a man became trapped in his car during Saturday's rainstorm. Rescuers said he apparently drove around road closure signs on the Bronx River Parkway to get where he was going.
Photo courtesy of News 12 viewer Erik Gronning.
Photo courtesy of News 12 viewer Erik Gronning.
Photo courtesy of News 12 viewer Erik Gronning.
Photo courtesy of News 12 viewer Erik Gronning.
Lt. Andrew Murphy said the crew donned wetsuits and entered the rising water at around 7 p.m. before rescuing the man, using ropes and an inflatable boat.
"We train every day. We come to work expecting there will be a time when we have to pull our tools out," said firefighter Richard Miscioscia.
The motorist, said to be in his 20's, was uninjured and declined medical attention.
"For us, serving the Yonkers community is a beautiful thing and we all come to work wanting to do that," said firefighter Marc Baclija.


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