Rescue team saves rescue team after boat overturns

Rescue team saves rescue team after boat overturns
Photo credit: WDAM A rescue team needed rescue after their boat overturned trying to assist a trapped family.

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Five people in Covington County were rescued from an overturned boat after they attempted to rescue a trapped family in the area of Old Highway 49 in Sanford.

The five people were Covington County authorities volunteering in rescue efforts, including Covington County Emergency Management Director Greg Sanford and Covington County Undersheriff Terry Holbrook.

Everyone was checked out by EMS on scene, and no injures were reported.

Swift water rescue teams from the Hattiesburg Fire Department, Forrest County Emergency Management agency, Mississippi Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, Seminary and Covington County officials assisted in the rescue as well.

When another rescue team arrived, they were immediately able to save three people. Two others were clinging to trees nearby.

All five of the volunteers were rescued and cleared of injury. After the rescue team was safe, the second rescue team was able to save the people trapped in the cabin.