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Russell first responders help save duck hunters

In a joint effort by Russell County Emergency personnel, another successful rescue took place over the weekend near Wolf Creek Dam.

Russell County Search & Rescue responded to a call for a capsized boat approximately 5.5 miles from Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River. Two duck hunters from Alabama were drifting when they struck a submerged tree stump and overturned.

One individual was able to make it to shore and the other was rescued by other hunters on the river. Both men did have life jackets but were not wearing them. Luckily both men did not require medical treatment and were able to walk to safety and a change of clothes.

While the individuals were changing. Additional crews stayed behind and were able to recover their boat and some belongings.

Teamwork was provided by agencies from Russell County Search & Rescue, South Russell fire department, Jamestown fire department, Jamestown dive team, Russell County EMS, Russell County Emergency Management and Russell County Dispatch.

This story was posted on 2024-01-23 10:56:04
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