Man Risks Life to Save a Stranger from Drowning at Ketner’s Mill

Whitwell, TN (WDEF) – Bryan Pruitt told News 12 he was fishing at Ketner’s Mill like he always does, when he watched as a man fell into the dangerous waters.
He immediately jumped in after him.
Pruitt even came close to drowning himself because of the undertow from the dam.
But he says he got his swimming and breath holding abilities from Boyscouts and got the man to safety.
"I got underneath him and pushed off the bottom with my legs and got him to the edge of the current where it curves around like that so that it would pull him out towards the two guys standing over there," Pruitt said.
Bystanders say the man was conscious and breathing before he was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Categories: Local News, Marion County

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