Published: June 19, 2019


MAURY COUNTY RESPONDERS WERE BUSY MONDAY NIGHT WITH A WATER RESCUE ON THE DUCK RIVER.  MEMBERS OF THE MAURY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT WERE DISPATCHED JUST AFTER 10 PM.  LIMITED INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE DUE TO LACK OF CELL SERVICE BY THE CALLER AND EVENTUALLY ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS LOCATED BY MEMBERS OF THE MAURY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCE AGENCY.  IT WAS THEN DETERMINED THAT THREE MEN HAD SWAM TO SHORE FOR HELP AND THAT THREE WOMEN WERE STRANDED ON AN ISLAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RIVER. ACCESS WAS MADE TO THE SIDE OF THE RIVER AND DUE TO A LARGE NUMBER OF TREES DOWN THE RIVER AND THE RAPID WATER CONDITIONS CREWS WERE UNABLE TO ENTER THE WATER.  UNITS DROVE TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER AND WERE ABLE TO MAKE ACCESS IN MORE FAVORABLE CONDITIONS.  AFTER FIVE HOURS, THE VICTIMS WERE SUCCESSFULLY RESCUED AND CHECKED BY MAURY COUNTY EMS.