On Tuesday, December 18, at approximately 11:15 am fireboats were called to an overturned boat with one individual on board. The call originated in Franklin County by Christmas Tree Island B-9. Upon arrival by Fireboat 11-5, firemen found that no boat had overturned, apparantly a bass fihserman had hit a stump with his trolling motor and the impact kicked the trolling motor up into the boat and into the locked position. The strong wind pushed the boater onto the nearby rip-rap. No injuries or damage was reported.
The Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire/Rescue is actively seeking new members. Members can be firefighters, EMT's or simply someone that wants to help the community. If you feel that you have that calling to help others, that is the person we would like to speak with. Please drop us a note on this page or submit an application at Bedford County Department of Fire and Rescue.
Remember, "MANY HANDS, MAKE LIGHT WORK"!