A Kentucky sheriff used a tractor with a front-end loader to assist with a rescue after four adults and a toddler were trapped in a vehicle stuck in floodwater on Sunday, February 28, the Wolfe County Sheriff’s Office said.
The sheriff’s office said the vehicle was trapped near Stamper Branch in Wolfe County, which was under a flash flood warning following heavy rain.
The Hazel Green Volunteer Fire Department said it had rescued three of the adults and the 17-month-old child, but also called in the Wolfe County Sheriff’s Office to assist with the rescue. A Hazel Green firefighter said the remaining trapped adult was a woman who was having a seizure.
Wolfe County Sheriff Chris Carson rescued the woman by getting her into the tractor’s bucket and ferrying her to safety, the Hazel Green Volunteer Fire Department said.
Hazel Green Volunteer Fire Department said paramedics checked on the individuals and they were “just fine” following the rescue. Credit: Wolfe County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful