by: Scott McCaulley
The Southern Stone County Fire Department is called out early this morning to assist with a Water Rescue of a person who was fleeing from Law Enforcement.
According to a post from the department’s Facebook Page, firefighters from Fire Station #9 serving Branson West and Coney Island were dispatched around 3:50 to Table Rock Lake to use their Fire Boat to help Stone County Deputies find a suspect who had fled into the lake and swam out of sight.
According to the post, the suspect was found and taken into custody around 4:15 with Mercy EMS evaluating both the suspect and deputies that were in the water.
No information has been released by Law Enforcement as to the cause of the pursuit or the identity of the person taken into custody.