Jackson Co. couple rescued from home surrounded by floodwaters

Firefighters rescue Jackson Co. couple from high waters
Published: Dec. 30, 2015 at 8:14 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2015 at 7:45 PM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A couple in Jackson County is safe after being trapped in their home by high water with no way out.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, deputies were dispatched to a home 200 block of Keebler Lane in Murphysboro just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 29 to help Timothy and Berniece Antrim.

When deputies got there they found the water too deep to travel with a four wheel drive vehicle.

The Murphysboro fire department was dispatched to the home with a small jon boat.

With the help of the Pomona and Somerset Township Fire Departments, the Antrim family and their dogs were brought to safety.

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