Two men rescued on Cumberland River after boat overturns

Two men from Alabama were rescued from the Cumberland River after their boat overturned Saturday morning.

According to Russell County Search and Rescue, emergency crews were called out Saturday morning at around 8:30 to a report that a boat overturned in the Cumberland River about five-and-a-half miles from Wolf Creek Dam.

Search and Rescue officials say two duck hunters from Alabama were drifting on the river when their boat struck a submerged tree stump, causing the boat to overturn.

One of the men was able to make it to shore, while the other was rescued by other individuals who were also hunting.

Search and Rescue officials say neither of the men were harmed in the incident.

Crews were able to recover the boat and some belongings from the river.

Multiple local agencies were involved, including Russell County Search and Rescue, South Russell Fire Department, Jamestown Fire Department, Jamestown Dive Team, Russell County EMS, Russell County Emergency Management, and Russell County Dispatch.


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