Fla. paramedic, deputy trapped in car during Hurricane Irma

After a power pole fell on the patrol car, the two responders were stuck inside for two hours before workers could disconnect the line

By EMS1 Staff

BARTOW, Fla. — A paramedic and a sheriff’ deputy were trapped inside a patrol car after a live power pole fell on it during Hurricane Irma.

ABC10 reported that Polk County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chris Lynn and Polk County Fire Rescue paramedic James Schaill had just dropped a patient off at the hospital when the pole, along with live wire, fell onto the patrol car.

The two were stuck inside the vehicle for two hours before a crew could come disconnect the lines.

Polk County Fire Rescue spokesman Kevin Watler said the two responders returned to work helping with Hurricane Irma recovery. 

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