Firefighters Assist Stranded Boaters

Chattanooga, Tenn. — Chattanooga firefighters assisted stranded boaters on the Tennessee River this evening.

Two boaters near Ross’s Landing called 911 for help after the motor on their boat failed.

Details are still being obtained, but Battalion Chief Don Bowman said the two men were trying to tow another small vessel around 6:00 p.m. today when they lost power and started drifting downstream.

Firefighters from Station 10 responded with a fireboat. After checking out the two men, the crew towed their boats to Ross’s Landing.

The firefighters said one of the men had a minor injury to one leg, but otherwise they appeared to be uninjured.


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