by: Scott McCaulley
Thanks to a post on Social Media, the actions of a Stone County Deputy and his family have come to light in aiding a family in distress on Table Rock Lake last weekend.
The initial post came from the Lakeside Resort and Restaurant’s Facebook Page sharing information about how Deputy Mark Owens, who was out with his family enjoying a day on the Lake Saturday, came across five people that were in the middle of the water, four children and their mother. According to the post, the kids were tubing when they were ejected into the lake. Their mother, who was not wearing a life jacket, jumped out of the boat to help them but they got separated from the boat and could not get back.
Deputy Owens and his family saw the family in distress and came to their aid getting them out of the water. Tow Boat US Table Rock assisted as well in getting the boat under control and helped all back to shore.
The post goes on to say that the actions of Deputy Owens and his family probably saved the family’s lives. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader in sharing the post on the Department’s Facebook page said he was not surprised by Deputy Owen’s action because “that’s just the type of man he is.”