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Posted on: July 10, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Fourth Incident at Manson Pike Dam Within Four Days

Another young man was transported to Middle Tennessee Medical Center after swimming at the Manson Pike Dam near Searcy Street around 2:45 Wednesday afternoon.

The 19 year old and two other friends were swimming, when the victim fell and hit his head on an object.

When MFRD District 4 responded, the victim was already out of the water and crews assisted Rutherford County EMS in preparing the victim for transport.

MFRD strongly urges the community to use proper judgment when looking for a location for recreational activities. This area is very dangerous. There are many hazards such as trees, rocks, and debris. The water may look cool and calm, but there could be a raging current underneath, especially when the water level is high. It is not only a danger for those who choose to go swimming in that area, it also puts rescue workers at risk.

“Please heed the warnings. Four rescues in four days is too many” said Assistant Chief Allen Swader. “Our main goal is the safety of this community, but we need the help of the community as well to accomplish this goal.”