12-57-CWS | September 1, 2012
BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) Marine Patrol rescued two men that had driven around a barricade and were swept off Cable Bridge Road in Harrison County due to rising flood waters of the Wolf River.
MDMR Marine Patrol responded to a request for assistance from the Lizana Fire Rescue and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department who had received a 911 call at 12:03 a.m. Marine Patrol Lt. Jimmy Hester, Marine Patrol Officers Dwayne Armes, Leo DeGeorge and Marine Patrol Reserve Officers Genesia Thompson and Randy Peterson rescued the two individuals from the roof of their vehicle.
Victims were released to Lizana Fire Rescue Department.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at www.dmr.ms.gov.