Swimmer rescued from swift current at Rockford Beach in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Sunday evening a group of teens and young adults were swimming in the Big River upriver from the dam around 6:30 p.m. when a swimmer in his 20s was swept away by a strong current.
He was able to grab hold of a rock before going over the waterfall.
The High Ridge and Eureka Fire Protection Districts were summoned to the scene. A rope was thrown to the young man for the swimmer to hold onto while a rescue swimmer was to deployed to retrieve man and bring him back to shore.
The man was evaluated by an EMS crew on the scene.