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A woman was on Facebook Live for almost 40-minutes as she waited to be rescued from a rain swollen tunnel yesterday (Tuesday). If only the Baltimore City Fire Department firefighters making this rescue had a helmet-cam then we would finally see the prediction come true that I made years ago of videos showing the perspectives of both the rescuer and the rescuee. We will have to settle for the tweet (below) of still pictures from @BaltimoreFire to get the other view.
(Thanks to Andrew Doyle for sending this to STATter911.com.)
— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) August 15, 2017
Tuesday’s downpours backed up drains in parts of the Baltimore and Baltimore County, causing serious flooding in several areas and stranding several individuals in and on their cars.
Near Bayview, three people were trapped in their cars under a tunnel. One even streamed her rescue live on Facebook.
For nearly 40 minutes, Shantay Allen streamed her perilous predicament on Facebook Live.
Allen was stuck on the roof of her car after she shattered her sunroof to escape as surging waters rose filling the inside of her sedan.
“Can somebody in my live people call 911?” she said during the video.