Listen: Intense call from first responders who got swept away trying to save others

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SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Fire crews were working to rescue a stranded motorist Saturday night when the fire crews were swept down creek.

NewsChannel 4's Justin Reed was able to catch audio of their rescue.

First Responders: We're in the creek... We're out of it... Not having any luck...We're taking on water.

Shawnee Fire: Okay -- Do you need us to get the other boat to you right now?

First Responders: Yes! You might want to start this way...

Shawnee Fire: Okay -- We are going to do that... We can't get any farther...We are going to get another boat in the water.

Shawnee Fire: Chief Engine 2 - Can we get that boat in the water?

Shawnee Fire: Chief 2 Squad 1 - Tell me - Are your situation... Are you in jeopardy right now? Or are you stable?

---LONG PAUSE---

First Responders: I think we're good right now.

Shawnee Fire: Okay -- Stay in contact with me... We are going to get that boat in the water to you as soon as we can.

---LONG PAUSE---

Shawnee Fire: Are you clear on traffic? It's going to be a while before we can get that boat over to you.

Shawnee Fire: Chief Agency - Can we call another agency and see if we can find another boat?

Shawnee Fire: He is in the process right now.

First Responders: Chief 2 - We've been sweeped (sic) down into a log jam right now... (Inaudible)

Shawnee Fire: (Inaudible) ... Okay, we are in the water and in the boat...on our way to you right now.

All of the crews were able to make it back out, and the driver was rescued.

Drivers are still encouraged to avoid any amount of water that covers the road.

 

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