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Water rescue crews save injured man

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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Emergency crews responded to a scare on the Flint River. They rescued a man who fell on an area known as the shoals Sunday afternoon around 3:00.

The shoals is located five miles north of Cleve Cox Landing south of Highway 37. Albany Fire Department crews rescued the man who suffered from a leg injury. They used a paddle to support his leg on the boat ride.

"We just double and triple check our equipment and make sure things are fresh on our minds incase we had to make a water rescue," said Captain Tony Denby.

Rescue crews brought him to a boat landing off Turner Field Road and EMS crews transported him to Phoebe.

People who know of the shoals say the rocks can be very slippery making it easy to lose balance.

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