[64834/64836] — 6:30 AM, Tuesday morning, actual radio audio from our Joplin News First Digital Trunking Scanner.
“Chief 4…1”, JasCo Fire West
“Yes, 4…1, go ahead,” Carl Junction Fire Chief
“We’re on the phone with someone who has located Olivia Rogers,” JasCo Fire West
“She is on an island in the water, she is on an island, but someone is out talking to her,” JasCo Fire West
“Subject is found, she is on the bank on the other side. She is standing upright, she is waving, she is talking to me at this time.” Carl Junction Fire Chief after arriving to Olivia’s location
Olivia Rogers, 18, of Carl Junction was driving her Jeep Monday evening 10:40 PM North on North Schifferdecker. Full disclosure she had just left her work at KSN-16 in the production department. The 10:30 PM news was over.
Traveling North on North Schifferdecker at West Zora she was swept off into the waters of Turkey Creek and the low water bridge area at around 10:45 PM Monday evening.
GOOGLE STREET VIEW OF BRIDGE WHERE HER JEEP WAS SWEPT AWAY
The Monday evening swift water rescue began around 11:00 PM. Two people were rescued through the operation but Olivia was never located. The rescue was called off at 3:00 AM and was to resume at 7:00 AM.
But her family and friends showed up at 4:00 AM. Dozens of people along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Rescue Team and Carl Junction was back at it early. Joplin News First stayed the whole time monitoring the story and updating it on the web.
Mon evening 11:11 PM see the headlights in the water. Look to the right of your screen. 1 of 3 vehicles in the water. 2 of 3 people rescued. Olivia Rogers wasn’t found till morning 2 miles downstream from her Jeep CLICK https://t.co/DXRnbiGcbf pic.twitter.com/hA9pYtmQMo — Joplin News First (@JoplinNewsFirst) May 22, 2019
HOW OLIVIA WAS DISCOVERED 2 MILES DOWNSTREAM
Tuesday morning before work at 6:30 AM Randy Pederson of Carl Junction went down from his house to see how high the water had gotten through the night. It’s a little bit of a walk from their house on the hill through the woods down to Turkey Creek.
He and his wife Angela have made this 22 acres and Carl Junction address home for the past 6 years. Angela works for the Carl Junction School District.
He heard a girl crying. He told us, “You know I love music, I’m always playing music so I had to turn it down because I thought I heard someone?” It was Olivia, crying, asking him to help her, asking to not leave her.
He couldn’t get to her across the water. But he dialed 911 immediately because he knew who could help her, Carl Junction 4…1. That’s the Carl Junction Fire Department JasCo West code. And that’s who you hear in the video.
PANORAMA OF RESCUE SCENE AFTER IT’S OVER