Walnut River Water Rescue

A young boy was standing on the shoreline of the Walnut River when he slipped on the muddy ground and slid into the river.

Firefighters laid a ladder against the ground leading into the river.

One of the firefighters climbed down to the boy and placed him in a life jacket.  Then a rope was placed around the boy.  Lastly, he was hoisted along the ladder and up to the flat ground.

A great job by firefighters and a lesson to be careful around moving water.


Turnpike Automobile Fire

The El Dorado Fire Department responded to a passenger vehicle fire Sunday evening. Upon arrival crews found a Suzuki Aerio SX on the shoulder of the Kansas Turnpike that had flames showing from the rear of the vehicle. Crews were able to safety extinguish the fire. The owner of the vehicle was able to salvage some personal items, but the vehicle was a total loss.