Henry County man rescues 2 people & 3 dogs in Humphreys County

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HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Humphreys County family is alive and well thanks to a perfect stranger who rescued two seniors and their three dogs during severe flooding.

A man from Henry County was simply checking up on his own family, instead he ended up saving two senior citizens and their three dogs.

“This is about as far as I could get through here,” said Tyler Stanley.

Stanley came across Bonnie Whitfield, her husband and three dogs trapped in a truck on a road covered with water.

“They were inside the truck, they looked just terrified,” said Stanley.

Standing on the railroad tracks, the 32-year-old threw a rope to Mr. Whitfield who was standing through the sunroof of his truck.

“I told them don’t swim straight with the bank, swim with the current. If I have to I’ll follow you down, I got you,” said Stanley.

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Stanley pulled them up to safety and thanked Whitfield for his help. Stanley then went down the railroad tracks and checked in on his daughter. She is okay.

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