Two men were rescued Sunday after their boat dangled over the dam at Pepper Branch Park for nearly three hours.
Warren County residents Greg and Gary Cherry were the boaters rescued after their motor failed as they were close to the dam and the swift currents nearly plunged them over the edge.
Rescue personnel with the Warren County Rescue Squad, White County Rescue Squad and TWRA combined for the daring water rescue.
The rescue got off to a horrible start when a Warren County Rescue Squad boat approached the stranded fishermen and had motor trouble of its own. The rescue boat almost got stuck on the dam before it was able to correct itself and pull away from the current.
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Delete - MThree rescue boats converged and workers onboard discussed a plan of action. The stranded boat was kept from going over the dam by a rope which was thrown down from atop the railroad tressle.
Even with the rope, rescue officials were concerned the boat may go over the dam amid rescue attempts and emergency personnel were positioned below the dam in that event.
The men were finally rescued around 4:30 p.m.
For a more in-depth report, read Wednesday's edition of the Southern Standard.