October 28, 2020

County fire chief dubbed hero for rescuing trio after boat capsizes

A north Mississippi fire chief was dubbed a hero by one of trio of people he helped rescue after their boat capsized in a lake.

Lafayette County Fire Department officials reported they were dispatched to the Hurricane Landing area of Sardis Lake Sunday morning after a boat on the lake was reported as capsizing.

The fire department reported in a facebook post that District Fire Chief Jamie Phillips “jumped in the water, picked the individuals up and placed them in the boat.”

Phillips, along with the Lafayette Search and Rescue team, a Lafayette County Sheriff’s office deputy and two private citizens worked to help rescue the three people.