Person rescued from floodwaters in Jackson County

JACKSON CO. – Emergency personnel from several agencies responded to a water rescue this morning on State Road 250 near Dudleytown.

Just before 7:00 a.m. a commercial truck driver drove through the floodwaters on State Road 250 near County Road 1025 East in rural Jackson County.

Members of the Brownstown Volunteer Fire Department used a boat to get the driver out of the flooded waters.

The driver of the truck was not transported to the hospital.

This would make the second incident where drivers drove through floodwaters on State Road 250 since midnight.

At this time the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department would not comment on whether a citation was issued for these violations.

In 2019, Jackson County officials passed an ordinance that doubled the fine up to $1,000 for violators who drove around high water signs in the county.

Jackson County Sheriff, Jackson County EMS, Indiana Conservation officers, Brownstown Volunteer Fire Department, and Indiana Department of Transportation responded to the incident.