Family rescued from raging waters in Rutherford County

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(Photo: WKRN)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A mother and her three children were rescued from raging waters Saturday night at the slab at Elam Mill Road.

A caller notified Rutherford County authorities of an SUV becoming submerged in about 4 feet of water just after 9:30 p.m.

“Deputy Michael Farmer and Midnight shift Lt. Chris Haynes observed a vehicle in the raging river with the occupants still inside,” Sgt. Brian Wright reported. “The occupants advised that the water was coming inside the vehicle.”

The men jumped into the water and worked with firefighters to rescue the victims, who have yet to be identified. It took around 16 minutes.

The children, ages 7, 13 and 19, along with their mother were treated at the scene by paramedics.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said in a release Sunday that a “road closed” sign was posted before the slab.

The Rutherford County Highway Department has since roped off the road to prevent other drivers from the same situation.

Crews will remove the submerged car around 9 a.m. Monday.

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