ROCKWALL – Three college students were rescued on Lake Ray Hubbard Tuesday by Dallas Fire-Rescue when their boat hit something in the water, started sinking and then flipped over while being towed to safety by Dallas Fire-Rescue.
Rowlett resident and Oklahoma University student Tori Wallar told TheRockwallNews.com that she and two friends who are Texas Tech students were riding inner tubes behind her friend’s parents’ boat. Suddenly the boat hit something, knocking the plug out, and the boat started sinking. After she called 911 with her cell phone and as Dallas Fire-Rescue was towing them in their boat to safety, suddenly they had to jump out to avoid injury.
She said it was definitely a frightening experience.
“Yes, we were scared, because we didn’t want to get under the boat,” Waller said. “But we had life jackets and held on to the inner tubes for safety.”
She said they actually had to jump into the water to escape injury.
“We could actually see it coming. I told the Rescue worker who was with us in our boat, ‘We’re gonna’ go down!’ But he said ‘No, we’re not.’”
Fortunately no one was hurt.
The girls were then helped into the Dallas Fire-Rescue boat and returned to the Chandler’s Landing Marina in Rockwall.
By J.J. Smith