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Two Adults and Two Children Saved During Water Rescue in Highland County


ROSS COUNTY – Paint Creek emergency crews sprang into action at 1:52 pm on Friday, May 18th, when a distress call summoned them to Felson Park. The urgency of the situation arose as two adults and two children found themselves trapped in the water.

Upon their arrival, the Greenfield Police Department was already on the scene, collaborating with rescue efforts. Investigations revealed that two juveniles had ventured into the water, only to be caught in the swift current’s grip. In a selfless attempt to aid them, two adults also entered the water, only to meet the same fate.

Recognizing the gravity of the situation and the potential need for specialized equipment, the Highland County Grain Bin team was placed on standby, although their assistance was ultimately not required.

Acting swiftly and decisively, emergency crews, alongside Greenfield Police officers, employed life jackets and throw ropes to extricate all victims from the water safely. Miraculously, no injuries were reported among the victims, law enforcement personnel, or firefighters involved in the rescue operation.

By 2:41 pm, all units had successfully completed their mission, with operations concluding without incident. The success of the rescue operation owes much to the collaborative efforts of all involved.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by swift water. Even the most experienced swimmers can find themselves overwhelmed by its force. It is imperative to exercise caution and avoid entering swift water, as the current can swiftly carry individuals downstream before help can arrive.

The coordinated efforts of emergency responders and law enforcement underscore the importance of preparedness and swift action in safeguarding lives during water-related emergencies.