Five teenagers were rescued overnight Saturday after calling 911 and reporting that they had overturned a boat on the Flint River. The caller stated that they did not know the exact location they were at , and only knew that they were between Flat Shoals Road and Highway 18. Sheriff’s Deputies made an initial check of the area and requested additional resources to further check the large area.
Department of Natural Resources, Pike County Fire and EMA and Upson County EMA responded and after several hours located the teenagers. All of the victims were returned safely with no injuries.
911 dispatch notified the Griffin Police of a three vehicle collision on the North Expressway close to Crestview church Sunday afternoon. The accident sent several individuals to area hospitals and closed the southbound lanes of highway 19/41. Traffic was routed through the Belks shopping center parking lot. Units from the Griffin Police Department, Griffin Fire Rescue and 3 ambulances from Spalding Regional EMS responded to the scene. Two Troopers from the Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol also responded to the scene. Initial reports indicated that two individuals were sent to Egleston Scottish Right Hospital in Atlanta, Two to the Atlanta Medical Center, who were identified as Johnny and Samantha Lowrimore, of Wesley Drive Griffin, and one individual to Spalding Regional. The inclement weather at the time kept helicopter air ambulances grounded until a storm passed. The incident is being investigated by the Griffin Post of the Georgia State Patrol and more information is expected to be release later.
About 8:05 Sunday night units of the Spalding Sheriffs Department, Spalding Fire Department and Spalding Regional EMS responded to the trailer park on Wood Road near Sunny Side to the scene of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival at the scene fire department personel said that a female resident of lot 14 just off wood road was complaining of a knee injury after being struck by a vehicle. Investigators indicated that the incident was possibly domestic related.