Water Rescue for Missing Person

Posted by: Jason Bohannon on August 04,2023 21:26 PM

This response shows that the uniform does not matter. Today was a great example of everyone working together to accomplish the same goal. Job well done by all of our first responders. See the Press Release from Algood Police Department.

July 3, 2023
Missing Person Recovery
This morning Algood Police Department responded to a group home that reported a missing person. The person of interest had intellectual difficulties. Due to the semi-rural area of the search, APD requested assistance from the Putman County Sheriff’s Office K-9 and Drone Units.
PCSO quickly deployed and a K-9 track was established. The drone was able to locate the missing person in the swamp adjacent to HWY 111. She was too far out to reach safely; therefore, the Putnam County Rescue Squad was notified, and they responded with their water rescue team.
The water rescue team was able to safely reach her and extract her from the swamp.
PCEMS on scene was able to provide warming blankets and triage and transported her to Cookeville Regional Hospital for examination.
APD would like to thank our “partners” for working together to bring about a successful rescue. Without their quick response, with the needed resources, this situation could have gone from rescue to a recovery operation.