Hawkins Count Man Rescued From Flood Waters
A man in Hawkins County had to be rescued out of his vehicle when it got caught in raging flood waters Wednesday. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol…a man was trapped inside a 2004 Ford Sport Trac that was swept off a private drive. The THP says at the end of the private drive, the truck attempted to cross a bridge over Big Creek before the water carried the vehicle down the creek for approximately half a mile. A swiftwater resuce team had to be dispatched. With assistance from personnel on the shore and a raft, the Swiftwater team was able to reach the man and place a lifejacket around him. Once returned to shore, the man was transported to a hospital in the area for treatment and care. Numerous agencies assisted in that rescue effort that took about 3 hours.