Jaws of life used in wreck on Lady’s Island

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The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department had to employ the Jaws of Life to rescue a passenger from a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Lady’s Island Drive and Ribaut Road around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.  

The report from the Beaufort County Dispatch Center told fire units responding to the scene that a patient was entrapped in the vehicle and unable to get out.  The first arriving unit used the Jaws of Life to extricate the patient.  

The Incident Commander, Battalion Chief Chip Cooler stated “the Engine Company and Ladder Company on scene had the patient extricated from the vehicle in less than 10 minutes.”

The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department also responded to an accident at the same intersection around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. 

The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department, Port Royal Police Department, and Beaufort County EMS all responded.  

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