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Piney FD Saves Truck Taken By Creek Raging With Flood Water – GARLAND COUNTY


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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

Pics submitted by Scott Miser

Originally posted on June 30, 2020 at 4:16AM for VIP Members at the AR911NEWS VIP Facebook Group.  To get your VIP Pass, please CLICK HERE.

Piney Fire & Rescue Troops were dispatched to approximately the 700 Block of Old Dove Road yesterday afternoon for the call of a pick-up truck that attempted to drive across a flooded and raging low water crossing.  The water was approximately 2 ft. deep and flowing fast enough for rapids to form all throughout the area of the flooding.

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Piney Fire Chief Scott Miser and a few of his Rescue Troops arrived quickly and found the truck (pulling a small trailer with a riding lawnmower onboard) in the middle of the crossing, sitting sideways, submerged up to the bottom of the doors with the occupants on the roof and rapids formed all around the swift moving body of water.  It was a dangerous situation.

Chief Miser used the winch on the PFD Chief’s Truck.  He had a rescuer fasten the hook onto the truck and they winched it right back up to civilization with no problem.

No injuries were reported.