69 Emergency Incidents In 24 Hours

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fire Department and the town’s Emergency Services responded to nearly 70 incidents in the span of about 24 hours last Saturday, including three within an hour.

During the 24-hour period over the Fourth of July, Ocean City Emergency Services responded to 59 EMS calls and 10 fire calls.

The busy stretch started just before 8 p.m. on Saturday when Ocean City Police responded to the area of Philadelphia Ave. and 4th Street for a reported hit-and-run collision involving a scooter. The victim, identified as a 24-year-old male suffered minor injuries. A vague description of the vehicle that struck the scooter rider was given, but the vehicle was not located. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Officer Kyle Hayes at 410-520-5337, or email [email protected].

At around 9:19 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to the area of Dayton Lane near 12th Street to assist Ocean City EMS after a 26-year-old Brookhaven, Pa. man fell from a third-floor balcony after leaning too far over the railing. The victim was treated on the scene by EMS and was then transported to PRMC where he was listed in fair condition as of Sunday morning.

Around 9:47 p.m. on Saturday, an Ocean City municipal bus driver traveling south on Coastal Highway in the area of Jamestown Rd. reported smoke coming from the dashboard and equipment cluster. The bus driver immediately pulled over at Jamestown Rd. and evacuated all of the passengers. The driver was able to put out the fire with the on-board fire extinguisher before the Ocean City Fire Department and EMS arrived on the scene. The passengers were placed on another southbound bus and returned to their travels without further incident. The bus was towed shortly thereafter to the service center on 65th Street.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to the area of 20th Street for a reported single-vehicle collision. The investigation revealed the vehicle struck two parked cars before flipping and landing on its roof in the median. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence.

Around 3 p.m. on Sunday, Ocean City EMS responded to the beach at 16th Street for a reported near drowning. The victim, a 13-year-old boy, was conscious, alert and breathing when EMS arrived. He was treated on the scene and transported to AGH where he was listed in stable condition.