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Emergency crews help kayakers to safety in Hawkins County

Staff report • Updated May 24, 2020 at 11:55 PM

Emergency crews from the Church Hill and Hawkins County rescue squads helped an individual and two kayakers get safely to shore Sunday afternoon on the Holston River in Surgoinsville, according to a report from the Hawkins County Rescue Squad.

Sunday afternoon, the Hawkins County Rescue Squad reported it was responding to “assist Church Hill Rescue Squad on the Holston River in Surgoinsville with a kayaker in the water.” 

In a 6:45 p.m. update, HCRS said emergency crews assisted one individual who had been in the water for some time, along with one kayaker who was assisting the individual in the water and another kayaker in the group, and helped all of them to shore.

The individual who had been in the water was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

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