First responders with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Warren County Fire Department made a water rescue this morning when they rescued an individual trapped inside a vehicle on a flooded roadway.
This morning, Warren County Fire Service & Warren County Sheriff’s Department conducted a water rescue of a driver trapped in this vehicle on Paxton Road at Old Hwy 27. We thank these first responders for their brave work!
Also, please remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown. #mswx pic.twitter.com/vMRBIui7HJ
— MSEMA (@MSEMA) January 14, 2020
The vehicle was located on Paxton Road at Old Highway 27 when it became submerged in floodwaters due to the heavy rains on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The incident is a perfect example of the adage “Turn Around; Don’t Drown.” Especially during periods of heavy rain, do not attempt to drive through standing water. It’s impossible to tell just how high water on a roadway might be. Better to turn around than drown.