Woman Found In Tree During High Water Rescue


Townsend – Just after 6:00 p.m, Thursday July, 6, 2017, water rescue units from the Townsend Fire Company responded to 401 Grears Corner Road Townsend for a report of two vehicles in distress.

Arriving units found an pick-up truck with two occupants stranded in high water. Rescue workers were able to safely pull the two from the truck and transported them via raft to an awaiting ambulance. Rescuers searched for the second vehicle but were unable to locate it. Soon thereafter dispatch received a call from a woman who said she was the driver of the second vehicle. That driver informed dispatch that she left her vehicle and was stranded in a tree.

Woman rescue crews were also able to locate the woman in the tree and quickly pulled her to safety. The two occupants in the truck were evaluated by Townsend ambulance crews but its unclear if they were transported.

It’s not clear if the woman received any injuries or if she was transported to the hospital.

Reports from the scene indicate that the two occupants of the truck were stranded in the high water for approximately 15 minutes before they were rescued.

This video was sent to us by an area resident. He said this is was the location looked like two hours prior to the incident.

Nichole Musser sent us this from Dog Town Road in Townsend captured around 5pm! Dog Town Road is just down the road from where this incident occurred.

We have corrected the day to read Thurdays. Thanks the FB poster that caught it.

If you have video or images of the actual rescue please message us on our Facebook page.


Image Credits: Submitted

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