Flooding along the East Fork White River and Muscatatuck River poses dangers for Jackson County motorists tempted to drive through high water.
A wrong decision can prove dangerous — if not fatal — for stranded drivers, their passengers and the first responders dispatched to rescue them from rushing, often frigid flood waters.
That’s a primary reason Jackson County Sheriff’s Department recently resurrected its Swift Water Rescue Team.
The crew regrouped last year and has continued training monthly to be ready for any water-rescue situation.
Routine flooding in low areas throughout Jackson County makes the team an essential asset,
Officer Jesse Hutchinson said. He is one of the team’s divers.
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