Four Rescued From Escambia River Saturday Night

December 31, 2017

Four people were rescued from the Escambia River near Barth north of Molino Saturday evening.

Escambia Fire Rescue and Escambia County EMS responded to North Barth Road along he Escambia River about 5:43 p.m. after receiving reports that a boat had capsized or overturned in the river. Rescue craft were launched by the Cantonment Station of Escambia Fire Rescue and Santa Rosa County.

An adult male was located on top of an overturned boat about a quarter mile from the North Barth Road location. He was rescued, along with three people on the river bank, just before 7 p.m.

The man was reportedly in good condition and evaluated on scene by Escambia County EMS. He reportedly refused transport to the hospital. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Four Rescued From Escambia River Saturday Night”

  1. Tw Thompson on January 2nd, 2018 9:38 am

    Thank god everyone made it ok

  2. Alma on January 1st, 2018 7:03 am

    Great fishing weather.

  3. BG on December 31st, 2017 9:42 pm

    Thank God no gator bait this time..

  4. Gary on December 31st, 2017 1:51 pm

    Great job to the 5 grandkids that ran through the woods to locate him where three of them stayed until rescue came, and lots of thanks the Escambia EMS and Fire Rescue for their hard work!

  5. Bob's Brother on December 31st, 2017 12:19 pm

    Kudos to Escambia EMS! This could have had a bad ending.

  6. Trocarman on December 31st, 2017 7:01 am

    Glad all are safe. Excellent work

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