A medical emergency took place on Tuesday afternoon that caused a traffic jam in Sunrise Beach. According to a police report, Sunrise Beach Fire and the Lake West Ambulance District was called out around 3pm to the Deepwater Inn for an individual currently on an oxygen tank. This person was having a difficult time breathing and reporting strong headaches. During the time they were on scene, traffic began to back up on HWY 5 at the bridge and remained that way until they cleared the scene over 45 minuets later. There is no report of if the individual was transported to an area hospital or not.
BREAKING: There is a medical emergency underway at the Deepwater Inn in Sunrise Beach; while there is very little to report at this time it appears that there is a large back up on Route 5 at the Hurricane Deck Bridge. Drivers are urged to use caution at this time until further notice when driving in the area. We will report more information to you as it comes in.