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Floodwaters Hit North Carolina Campground

April 18, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Swift water rescue teams said two campers were caught in rising floodwaters in Caldwell County, N.C., on Saturday (April 16) with people stuck inside, WSOC-TV, Charlotte, reported.

Authorities said there was no word on how many victims needed help or the extent of their injuries, if any. The first call for help came in around 8 a.m. from from Killian’s Campground along Brown Mountain Beach Road near Collettsville. At one point, multiple camping trailers had been swept away in rising waters from Wilson’s Creek.

A county spokesperson said some victims were seen on land on the other side of the creek but rescuers had to hike an hour and a half to reach them.

Channel 9’s Dave Faherty said the water level was waist-high, and rescue teams were locking arms to wade through the water without being swept away themselves. Damage included overturned campers.

A swift water rescue crew from the Charlotte Fire Department assisted in the rescue.

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