Firefighters rescue stranded boaters from Tennessee River

Firefighters rescue stranded boaters from Tennessee River

October 12th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Chattanooga firefighters rescued two men Thursday, Oct. 12, from the Tennessee River after their boat lost power and started drifting. (Photo by Battalion Chief Don Bowman)

Chattanooga firefighters rescued two men Thursday, Oct. 12,...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Two men were rescued Thursday evening from the Tennessee River after their boat lost power and started drifting, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

One man had a minor injury to one leg, but otherwise they appeared to be uninjured.

The two boaters were on the river near Ross's Landing when they called 911 for help after the motor on their boat failed, according to the news release.

Details are still being obtained, but Battalion Chief Don Bowman said the two men were trying to tow another small vessel around 6 p.m.

Firefighters with a fireboat from Station 10 responded, and after checking out the two men, towed their boats to Ross's Landing.


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