Homeless man rescued from swollen Creek in East Ridge

EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (WDEF) – Members of the STARS rescue team pulled a homeless man from a tree in a swollen Creek Thursday morning.

His wife says the Florida couple had been living under a bridge near the flea market in East Ridge.

She didn’t know how he got into the water, but rescuers found him perched in a tree in the flooded creek.

After about an hour, they got him out and sent him to the hospital to be checked out.

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