Three Paddleboarders Rescued from Storm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Three people got more than they bargained for while paddleboarding on the Tennessee River Wednesday night.

The three women were near the Riverfront on two paddleboards when the area was hit by a strong thunderstorm.

13406987_1061313890609341_7318936244834393286_nIn an attempt to avoid the storm, the three decided to paddle to McClellan Island and call 911.

Firefighters assigned to our fire boat responded and found them very quickly. Lt. Chad Rogers said they appeared to be a little rattled, but were otherwise unharmed.

The firefighters then gave them a ride in the fire boat over to Coolidge Park, where their vehicle was parked.

*Photo via Chattanoogafun.com / Chattanooga Fire

Categories: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Local News

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