Coast Guard DARTS conduct water rescues in Nashville area

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Coast Guard Disaster Area Response Teams from Nashville, Cincinnati and Paducah, Ky., are currently conducting water rescues along with local, state and federal agencies in the Nashville area.

  • The Paducah DART rescued 28 residents, two dogs and three cats Monday in the Twelve Stones community in Goodlettsville, Tenn.
  • The Cincinnati DART worked with other local agencies Monday in rescuing 537 guests from the Wyndham Resort off of MacGavock Pike in the Opryland area.
  • Overnight Sunday, the Nashville DART rescued 50 residents in the Old Hickory community. Rescues continued Monday, as the Nashville DART rescued eight people from the Knights Inn and assisted the local fire department with a medevac of two residents in the downtown Nashville area.

DARTs are capable of conducting operations in shallow water and urban environments and consist of seven person crews. The DART teams are outfitted with three shallow water boats and various rescue and communications equipment and supplies.

Coast Guard crews are also standing by to assists with environmental hazards that may be caused by the flooding.

The Coast Guard urges residents to heed the warnings of local officials and not venture into unsafe conditions.

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