GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. - Multiple agencies responded to an injured barge worker at the Guntersville Dam Sunday afternoon.
Guntersville Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Brian Walls said the call came in about a barge employee who had had a bad accident. "Somehow an accident happened where he received severe injuries to his legs, both of his legs. He was on a barge about 20 feet down from the lock area at the Guntersville Dam, and he received those injuries and needed assistance getting back up off of the barge so he could be transported to the hospital."
"Just from witnesses and from what we were able to put together it appears that he was injured from a mooring line that's used to secure the barge to the wall of the lock of the Guntersville Dam," Walls said.
Crews and a rope team were able to get the man safely to help. Responders took him to Huntsville Hospital. There's no word on his condition.