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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Four Escape Flood Waters in Tunnelton Saturday Night

TUNNELTON - (February 27, 2022) - Four individuals escaped serious injury or drowning Saturday night as the vehicle they were in ended up in flooded waters.

(Shawswick Fire Department responded to a water rescue Saturday night near Tunnelton)

The incident took place near the intersection of Tunnelton Road and Tunnelton/Bono Road intersection at 9:25 p.m. and responders arrived within 11 minutes of the call.

The call came reporting that the four was on top of their vehicle with flood waters up to the windows of the vehicle.

A Shawswick Volunteer firefighter arrived shortly after the call, and the victims were already out to a safe location. All of the victims were wet and cold and were evaluated by emergency medical personnel.

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All drivers are reminded never to drive in flooded roadways. Jackson County emergency personnel have worked several water rescues over the last couple of weeks.

Jackson County also have passed an ordinance that drivers can be cited for driving in flooded waters and have to be rescued. This comes after the great frequency of water rescues and people driving around barricades that warn of the danger.

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Emergency personnel from Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department, Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and IU Lifeline Ambulance Service responded to the incident.

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