Va. team res­cues el­derly woman on St. Thomas

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FAIR­FAX — A search and res­cue team dis­patched from Vir­ginia to re­spond to Hur­ri­cane Irma has res­cued an el­derly woman in the U.S. Vir­gin Is­lands.

Fair­fax County Fire and Res­cue of­fi­cials said Thurs­day that mem­bers of their elite Ur­ban Search and Res­cue Team reached the woman Wed­nes­day on the is­land of St. Thomas, where she was crit­i­cally ill and trapped in her home.

Team mem­bers pro­vided care and helped get her to the hos­pi­tal.

The 80-mem­ber team, also known as Vir­ginia Task Force 1, de­ployed last week and is now spread across spread out across Puerto Rico, the U.S. Vir­gin Is­lands, and the Florida Keys con­duct­ing search and res­cue op­er­a­tions.

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