First responders called to Conshohocken’s riverfront for water rescue

First responders in Conshohocken were called to the Schuylkill River near the intersection of Washington and Cherry Streets on Wednesday, April 24th at 8:19 a.m. for a water rescue. We have no details at this time.

The Conshohocken Fire Department has sixteen certified water rescue technicians. Certification requires 72 hours of training, which covers areas such as ice rescue, helicopter safety, and swift water. The department’s equipment includes two swift water rescue boats with 30 horsepower and two larger swift water rescue boats with 50 horsepower, along with a 16-passenger highwater vehicle and is in the process of adding a double-transport boat trailer with emergency scene lighting and equipment.

We will provide more details when we learn more.

Photo: Josh Dunoff