A Duck River rescue ended well for a Maury County mother and son who were in trouble on the water Monday night.
Emergency crews credit technology with the good outcome.
According to emergency personnel, the boat's motor was undersized and when it went downstream it did not have enough power to get back upstream.
"We have some areas that have pretty rough current and the river is full of all types of obstructions, debris and rocks. It's very dangerous in certain areas," said Maury Co. Emergency Mgt. Director Mark Blackwood.
The son called 911 for help.
Rescue crews were prepared to put their boats into the water, but didn't have to.
Emergency dispatchers were able to pinpoint the caller's location using his cell phone.
A map was then emailed to rescue crews who were able to get to the mother and son and safely walk them from the river.
"The mother indicated she was never going to be on the river again with her son. We had a good joke about that after we got them back safe," said Blackwood.
Everyone was happy a situation that could have ended tragically didn't.