UPDATE: Cass County Sheriff's Office assists Traill County in water rescue


UPDATE: We now know more about this morning's water rescue near Grandin.

Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says the vehicle ended up in the Elm River after driving on a road that was submerged. The current was so fast, Jahner said, that it pushed the vehicle to the edge of the road. The area is the site of a Texas Crossing.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office was called by the Traill County Sheriff's office to assist in the call by bringing their air boat, which was used for the rescue.

Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt tells WZFG News that the local fire department attempted the rescue by using a ladder, but it was not enough to get to the two males, ages 33 and 34, who were not injured.

The 9-1-1 call came into Traill County authorities at 4:46 a.m., although reports Hunt has received say the vehicle actually entered the river at around 2 a.m.

ORIGINAL: The Traill County and Cass County Sheriff’s Offices responded to a rural Grandin location around 5 a.m. today, in response to a water rescue in the Elm River.

The incident location was in Traill County, roughly ½ mile north of the county line northeast of Grandin.

On scene, deputies discovered two males stranded in their vehicle with water completely surrounding them. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office water rescue team was requested to assist in the safe rescue of the stranded motorist. Medical personnel assessed the individuals following the rescue; no injuries noted at this time.

The Traill County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident.