UPDATE: Four people are safe after being rescued from Lake Springfield near the dam. EMS services were called for the victims that needed medical attention, but SFD did not give specifics on injuries.
All emergency personnel are out of the water as well.
Update: All persons needing assistance have been rescued and are receiving medical assistance from @CoxHealth EMS, if needed. All @SGF_Fire Water Rescue Team members and boats are safely out of the water.— Chief Pennington (@SGFFireChief) May 13, 2019
SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Fire officials are currently below the dam attempting to rescue four people, a tweet from Springfield Fire Chief David Pennington says.
Three adults and one juvenile are involved in the rescue operation. All the victims have been determined and the rescue effort is underway, the tweet says.
Happening Now: @CityofSgf @SGF_Fire Department Water Rescue and @SGFPolice are on scene at Springfield Lake below the dam conducting a rescue of 3 adults and 1 juvenile. All victims are accounted for and rescue operations are underway. pic.twitter.com/1M9g0Qq9dV— Chief Pennington (@SGFFireChief) May 13, 2019