Responders rescue 4 juveniles, 1 adult from floodwaters in Hancock County

(Photo By Indiana Conservation Officer Scott McDaniel)

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says conservation officers helped rescue four juveniles and one adult from a home surrounded by floodwaters in Hancock County.

Around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, DNR says Hancock County dispatch received a call that five people were stranded in a home near the 8500 block of 300 South.

When they arrived, responders found that the home was about a quarter mile from the roadway and surrounded by flood waters from the Six Mile Creek. The only way to access the home was through multiple feet of swift-moving water, officials say.

DNR says responders used a boat and swift-water rescue equipment to reach the home and rescue the five people. The floodwaters were only feet from the home when they arrived.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Hancock County Joint Technical Rescue Team.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.