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Reservoir Patrol Officer gets thank-you for boat rescue

Their 18-foot bass boat had begun taking in water near the Barnett Reservoir Dam. All five of them ended up in the water.  Source: WLBT Their 18-foot bass boat had begun taking in water near the Barnett Reservoir Dam. All five of them ended up in the water. Source: WLBT
"These gentlemen were getting ready to leave and got the call and came back out and rescued me and my children," Grantham says. "I don't think there's anything I can say to describe the sincerity and my thanks for him."  Source: WLBT "These gentlemen were getting ready to leave and got the call and came back out and rescued me and my children," Grantham says. "I don't think there's anything I can say to describe the sincerity and my thanks for him." Source: WLBT
ROSS BARNETT RESERVOIR, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Stephanie Grantham is simply thankful that she's alive to present the gift she's holding in her hands.

"That morning my prayer was for the law enforcement in our community," said Grantham. "I had no idea that I would have such a need for the law enforcement that night," she stated in front of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District Board on Thursday morning.

That night was July 4. Grantham and her husband and three others, ages 9, 12, and 13, had to be rescued from the choppy waters of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Their 18-foot bass boat had begun taking in water near the Barnett Reservoir Dam. All five of them ended up in the water,  wearing their life jackets. Grantham ended up treading water, and thought she wouldn't make it.

"The waves were really rough that night. I didn't think that five minutes later I would have been there," she says.

Grantham and her daughter Adrienne, who was also rescued, presented their rescuer, Reservoir Patrol Officer Isaac Morris, with an engraved box and a public thank-you. They're grateful to the entire team that responded.

"These gentlemen were getting ready to leave and got the call and came back out and rescued me and my children," Grantham says. "I don't think there's anything I can say to describe the sincerity and my thanks for him."

"Everyone came together as a team, worked perfect in making sure they got home safe. No one was injured. Can't take all the credit but we all worked together to make sure they came home that night," Officer Morris says.

None of those rescued needed medical treatment.

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