Two rescued from swift water in Maury County

Posted at 6:13 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 22:33:05-05

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people were rescued from a vehicle after trying to drive through high water in Maury County.

Emergency crews responded to the 2400 block of Rally Hill Road Friday evening around 5.

A driver and passenger drove past the "road closed" sign to try to cross the flooded road. Thankfully, one of them had a phone on them and was able to call for help when the water overtook the vehicle.

Emergency crews were able to fre the men within 15 minutes of getting on the scene.

"[It's] frustrating to us because we have to respond and put our personnel at risk because someone used very poor judgment today," said Chief Mark Blackwood with Maury County EMA.

The driver told NewsChannel 5 that he's driven through a flooded road before and didn't have any trouble, but he won't do it again.

Maury County Sheriff's Office, Maury County Fire, Spring Hill Fire and Spring Hill EMS all responded to the call.