Albany fire department rescues three people along the Flint - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Albany fire department rescues three people along the Flint

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • LaGrange woman hit by juvenile with cast iron skillet

    LaGrange woman hit with skillet by juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:15:06 GMT
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile. Police say on July 27, at approximately 4:43 a.m., the Patrol Division respondedMore >>
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile.More >>
  • Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:43 GMT
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
  • Law Day for Boys in Columbus

    Law Day for Boys in Columbus

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:57:08 GMT
    The young ladies of Girls, Inc. had their chance in June to get a look at the inner workings of the law, and Thursday, July 31 was the boys' turn. The young men participated in mock trials in the courtroomMore >>
    The young ladies of Girls, Inc. had their chance in June to get a look at the inner workings of the law, and Thursday, July 31 was the boys' turn. The young men participated in mock trials in the courtroomMore >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Fire Department rescued three people in a boat along the Flint river Sunday.

A group of people, and their dog, were out fishing in their boat when they hit a rock in the river. The rock punctured a hole in the bottom of their 15-foot bass boat.

Luckily, one of them had a cell phone with them, and used it to call for help. The AFD picked them up in their boat around 4:30pm. No one was injured.

Officials say the river is lower during this time year, and its important for people to watch for rocky areas.

 "Its definitely an unavoidable accident, especially throughout this time of year, throughout the summer months when its extremely shallow, they obviously had their life jackets inside the boat which is a good thing if they started taking on water or started sinking which I understand that is immediately what they did," says Corporal Robbie Griner, with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

He says its important to make sure you always keep life jackets, and a fire extinguisher, inside your boat.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

 

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.