Byram Fire Department reports the rescue of two people from submerged car

BYRAM. One of the victims reportedly suffered a cardiac event during the rescue.

Byram /
| 01 Aug 2022 | 04:13

On Sunday afternoon, July 31, at around 3:10 p.m., the Byram Fire Department and Lakeland Emergency Squad were dispatched to a report of a vehicle in water with people still inside in the area of Amity Road. Byram Township Police Department and Hopatcong Police arrived to find a car in the water with the occupants attempting to get out.

According to the Byram FD announcement, “As one of the patients made their way to shore, they appeared to be in distress and went into cardiac arrest. Quick thinking officers jumped into the lake, getting the individual to shore.”

Additional help arrived as both victims were removed from the vehicle and CPR was performed on one of them. Engine 4 and Rescue 3 arrived on scene and immediately began assisting police with patient care.

An Aeromedical service was requested for CO Johnson Park, with help from the Andover Borough Volunteer Fire Department. However, the patient was transported to the hospital by ground.

“The heroic efforts by both Byram PD and Hopatcong PD truly changed the outcome of this call,” Byram FD added.