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RCSD captain rescues 80-year-old car wreck victim

For the second time this year, a Roane County Sheriff’s Department Captain was in the right place at the right time. Back in August, Captain Tim Hawn jumped into a creek and held on to a drowning man for almost an hour until rescuers could arrive on the scene, and on Monday morning, he helped save a woman who had been trapped in the wreckage of her car for almost 24 hours. Hawn was on patrol on Joiner Hollow Road Monday morning when he spotted a car down an embankment. When he got out to investigate, he heard a voice calling for help and found an 80-year-old woman whose arm had been pinned under the front seat of her car. The woman had crashed sometime Sunday afternoon and her car had traveled some 250 feet from the roadway before coming to rest near a creek, which authorities believe had flooded the previous night due to the rain and soaked the woman. Deputies and emergency personnel removed the woman from the car and transported her to an area hospital. Her name and condition have not been released.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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