SCSO stowing rescue boats at fire stations

SCSO stowing rescue boats at fire stations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is adding two rescue boats to keep near the Mississippi River.

The department shared photos of deputies training with firefighters who may have to use the “John Boats” for emergencies.

One will be based at the fire station in Northaven.

Deputies say it should improve water response times, especially in cases where people have fallen into the river near Meeman-Shelby Forest.

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