Floodwaters Hit North Carolina Campground

April 18, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Floodwaters Hit North Carolina Campground

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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