MCSO Rescues Woman Trapped In Submerged Vehicle

Screen shot 2014-04-25 at 10.41.03 AMSubmitted By Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Monday, April 21 at 7:39 p.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call from a female motorist who was panicked and reporting that her vehicle was submerged in water on Ashville Road located in the North West portion of Madison County. The victim further reported that she was disabled and could not get out of her vehicle. All deputies responded CODE as well as Madison County EMS, Madison Fire Rescue, Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer Fire Department, Madison County Road Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival deputies found that two vehicles were submerged. The driver of the second vehicle had attempted to assist the original victim when his vehicle became submerged as well. Members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team Rescue Swimmer were able to rescue the disabled victim from her vehicle by utilizing a small Jon Boat. All subjects involved were evaluated by EMS at the scene by EMS. Halls Towing and Recovery along with the Hamburg-Lovett VFD and MCSO Rescue Swimmers were able to recover both vehicles from the flowing water. There were barricades in place on the Madison County side.
Sheriff Stewart cautions motorist not to attempt to drive through standing or moving water and reminds citizens of the dangers. Even though the water may appear to be only inches deep often the dangers of washouts will not be visible as was this case. In the event citizens need assistance because of standing or flowing water, please call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office prior to any attempts to cross.
You can also check the list of known roads currently affected by floodwater below. If citizens are aware of any other roads not listed, please call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 973-4001 or 973-4002 so the list can be updated.
  • SE County Camp Road  & Askew
  • NE Ellaville Central Avenue
  • NW Ashville Road
  • NW Hooten Hollow
  • NE Oak Hill Rd
  • NE Pineapple Street
  • SE Boundry Bend Trail
  • Mays Island Rd
  • NE River Park Rd
  • NE Polyanthus Road
  • NW Island Road
  • SW Gall Street
  • NE Mango Ave
  • Maypop Ave
  • NE Madison Bluffs Way
  • NE Withla Bluffs ways
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