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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

5 or 6 People Reported Trapped in Landfill Collapse On Toby Road Near Kersey

At 2:26 PM on Wednesday, Fox Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the Toby Road landfill where the landfill has collapsed on equipment with 5 or 6 people apparently trapped in the equipment.

St. Marys Rescue dispatched to scene.

2:37 PM--Horton Township to set up landing zone near scene. 
3:30 PM--One person is reported to be pulled up from the pit with ropes. 
3:34 PM--Command confirms only one person still missing. Elkland Search & Rescue has arrived on scene. Medical helicopter & State Police drone response cancelled.
5:15 PM--Salvation Army canteen is on scene to assist those working in the rescue effort.

5:54 PM--State Police helicopter is en route to scene. 

5:56 PM--All St. Marys units returning & available.


Anonymous said...

PRAYERS, PRAYERS!! God please bless them, comfort them and give them strength as they await rescue and Lord please bless and guide the rescue personnel so they may find them quickly. Please keep them all safe in your loving arms!! This is horrible, I wish I could do more but all I can do is pray. Let's all pray for a miracle!!!

Anonymous said...

Prayers going up...Power in prayer!!!!

Hunter Lathrop said...

Any updates

Anonymous said...

Prayers! My husband had just left there @2:00 and told them that the road was sinking. It was like a sponge with all this water and no where to go. I hope everyone is found and ok.

Anonymous said...

Sending many prayers to the victims and the Emergency Response Teams.

Anonymous said...

Praying they'll all be safe, prayers are powerful n God hears everyone of our prayers for these guys....and all involved.....AMEN

Anonymous said...

What is salvation army canteen?

Bon said...

Hot food & drinks for everyone on scene, 8:29.

Anonymous said...

It is usually something along the lines of a food truck that provides drinks and food to the people on scene

Anonymous said...

Praying they all get back with there loved ones very soon!! Any updates?

Anonymous said...

Somebody really did just fall off the turnip truck.... canteen? Really? The Salvation Army has been providing aid food. Coffee.. etc for decades at times of emergency.

cand Cl said...


Ingrid said...

No need to be unkind.