MAMAKATING – A motorist’s attempt to cross a flooded approach to Sullivan County’s Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area prompted a rescue call late Saturday afternoon.
The woman was rescued after driving her car onto a submerged portion of Haven Road, off Route 209 in the Town of Mamakating. Haven road crosses the Basha Kill and connects a bridge access through the wetland conservation area and wildlife refuge.
Several state troopers, an EMS response unit, and a town board member were on scene as a driver, the only occupant, was helped to safety. Responders remained on scene awaiting the delivery of barriers to close the road, and as a tow truck crew retrieved the woman’s vehicle.
While no one was injured, officials cautioned awareness of temporarily flooded areas following recent heavy rainfall.
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