Athens firefighters save girl stuck in creek

  • Source: WAFF-TV NBC 48 Huntsville
  • Published: 04/14/2019 04:39 PM

Athens firefighters are responsible for saving the life of young girl found clinging to a branch, stuck in fast moving, deep water. All of the rain this weekend made for dangerous conditions in the creek where it happened, but the first responders were up to the task. Battalion Chief Torrey Downs said the daring rescue played out right before noon on Sunday. It happened behind the Elmwood Apartments on Elm Street. Athens Fire and Rescue received a call that a girl had fallen into the creek. Firefighters found the 12-year-old girl hanging onto a branch she managed to grab. The current was moving very quickly, and the water was about six feet deep where she was.


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