Fire Officers Praised For Rescuing Woman

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | August 11, 2017 11:41 am MDT
Fire Officers responding to a whatsapp message to rescue a female
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Fire Officers of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services, are being praised after they saved the life of Lauren Keil, 33, who resides at Hodges Creek.

Information reaching BVI Platinum News indicate that officers journeyed to the location of the woman’s home, by foot, yesterday morning, August 10, to retrieve her.

The woman was stranded and trapped in her own premises, following the heavy wind and rains on Monday, August 7.

Keil was allegedly found dehydrated and vomiting, as she had been trapped there for quite some time.

She was subsequently transported to the Peebles Hospital for medical attention.

BVI Platinum News understands that the whereabouts of the woman came to light after a message she had sent to a WhatsApp group was delivered, some hours after she had actually sent it.

The message allegedly read, “Need urgent assistance to go to hospital. Can’t get out. I am blocked.”

Luckily, the message was received by one of the fire officers, who then called the number and spoke to her directly.

It was on the phone she expressed that she was trapped, and explained her location to the officers.