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2 rescued after vehicle washed away near Courtland

COURTLAND, Ala. (WHNT) – Two Lawrence County men had to be rescued Thursday after their vehicle was swept away by floodwaters.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call that two people were stuck on top of their truck after it was swept off the road due to rising floodwaters on the road from county 593, just south of Courtland.

Deputies, along with volunteer firefighters and members of the Morgan County Rescue Team, were called in for a water rescue.

The truck was stabilized with a tow line and the men were able to get to safety. The truck was then pulled out of the water by a towing company.

Lawrence County Sheriff Max Sanders said “turn around, don’t drown” is always the best policy when faced with a road covered in moving water. Sanders said it doesn’t take much to flood a roadway, but thanked response agencies for a “team effort.”

Full video of the water rescue is available on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.


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