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. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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