City of Columbia Fire Department Columbia Fire Department

201 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22, 2019

CONTACT: Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer
Office 573-874-7557
Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm

Water Rescue at Flat Branch Park

(COLUMBIA, MO) - The Columbia Fire Department was dispatched to a swift water rescue at Flat Branch Park at 8:39am on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Units arrived on the scene approximately five minutes later and observed one subject in the water, under the bridge at Flat Branch Park.

The Fire Department rescue boat and two rescuers were deployed into the creek and rescued the subject in under five minutes.  There were no reported injuries.

Seven units from the Columbia Fire Department were dispatched to this call.  The Fire Department reminds everyone that heavy rains have created swollen creeks and flooded roadways.  Never drive over water covered roads and stay away from bodies of water especially moving water.


City of Columbia Vision
Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

City of Columbia Mission
To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.

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