JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 13-year-old girl was rescued Tuesday after she fell unconscious at Cummins Falls.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol said their aviation team was called to the state park after the girl was swimming and slipped out of her life jacket.
She was rescued from 13 ½ feet of water while unconscious by other park visitors, who performed CPR and resuscitated the girl.
Authorities said the people who rescued her were Isiah Alvarez, John Douwes, Levi Brewington, Randall Elston and three other individuals who names are not yet known.
EMS personnel and Cummins Falls park rangers also helped rescue the girl until THP arrived to air evacuate her.
She was ultimately taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Her condition wasn’t immediately known.
News 2 learned the teen was with a church youth group to visit the popular state park.
“She was extremely fortunate that there was a quick response and we feel that God was with her,” said pastor Steve Rose with the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Rose also told News 2 the 13-year-old will not have any permanent damage from the incident.