Rescue Squad Helps Teenagers To Safety

Coffee County Rescue Squad members prepare to hit the water... Photos by Barry West

Coffee County Rescue Squad members prepare to hit the water… Photos by Barry West

A rainy evening turned into a scary evening on Monday in Manchester. Five teenagers, all at least 18 years old were at the former Old Stone Fort Golf Course when they apparently decided to cross the Duck River over a man-made bridge to explore a nearby cave. After exploring the five young people were going to cross back over and that’s when they discovered the bridge had been taken over by high water after heavy rain in the area.water rescue 3
Manchester Police was called to the scene, but they turned over the situation to Coffee County authorities due to the area being outside the city.
The Coffee County Rescue Squad was dispatched to the scene around 6:30pm for a water rescue. The rescue squad members did an outstanding job as they were able to put a small boat in the water and transported to five teenagers to safety. Neal Simmons of the rescue squad said the three males and two females were not hurt, only cold. Three of the five are from Manchester and the other two are from Monteagle.
Coffee County EMA and EMS also responded to the scene.
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