NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Rutherford County man and his two songs were rescued from Percy Priest Lake after a boating accident on Friday night.
The Nashville Fire Department and The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency responded to a report of a capsized boat.
Brian Larry Pike, his 16-year-old song, and his 9-year-old son were all on a boat as they were heading to a church group outing in Long Hunter State Park.
All three were wearing a personal floatation device when the boat capsized due to wind and waves.
The oldest son swam toward a light on the show where a bank fisherman assisted in calling 9-1-1 while Pike and his youngest son swam to the opposite shore.
Crews were able to locate the father and the 9-year-old because they were flashing a light in the water. Crews estimate the father and 9-year-old son were in the water for over an hour according to officials.
Pike and his 16-year-old were transported to Summit Medical Center and the 9-year-old went to Vanderbilt Pediatric Hospital.