ROCKFORD, Tenn. (WATE) — A man is reportedly uninjured after driving into a body of water late Tuesday night in Blount County.

According to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Marian O’Briant, the man, who is in his 30s, had swerved to avoid hitting a deer and found himself in the water moments later. He escaped his car, but it wasn’t made clear to officials how he escaped.

When emergency crews responded to the scene North of Roddy Branch Road, the man refused medical treatment and he was then taken home.

The Blount Special Ops Rescue Team (BSORT) also assisted.



Emergency crews responded to a reported car in the water in Rockford late Tuesday night.

Blount County dispatch confirmed to WATE 6 On Your Side crews were responding to the reported incident in the 100 block of Roddy Branch Road.

This is a developing story. WATE 6 On Your Side will update with additional information when made available by officials.