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RV Park and Campground Briefs

July 9, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

NORTH CAROLINA

From the Salisbury Post:

Rescue teams located the body of a 31-year-old Yadkinville man who drowned at the Lake Myers Family Campground on Saturday (July 7).

K.M. Shuping of the Davie County Sheriff’s Office said the body was found about 3:45 p.m. Saturday in the lake at the campground, roughly six miles west of Mocksville.

The man was first reported missing to authorities about 2:40 a.m. Saturday. A Rowan County Rescue Squad dive team arrived at the campground about 11 Saturday morning to help in the search, according to Eddie Cress, assistant chief for the Rowan Rescue Squad,

Searchers employed sonar equipment and a cadaver dog, besides relying on divers.

Shuping acknowledged earlier in the day that authorities were not 100 percent sure the man was in the lake.

He said the man who drowned was visiting his sister and her husband, who were staying at the campground Friday night.

The victim’s identity has not been released, pending notification of more family members.

Lake Myers Family Campground, about 24 miles from Salisbury, is located west of Interstate 40 near the intersection of U.S. 64 West and Fred Lanier Road.

TENNESSEE

From the Associated Press:

Rangers reopened on Saturday (July 7) the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after violent storms caused the park to close.

The storms hit at the west end of the 500,000-acre reserve on the Tennessee-North Carolina line. Two people were killed and several others were injured.

Dozens of campers were still in the Cades Cove area Saturday.

Much of the damage was in Cades Cove and in communities just outside the park boundaries.

MINNESOTA

From the Associated Press:

A fundraiser in southeastern Minnesota has raised an estimated $8,000 for two young girls who suffered serious burns in a campfire explosion last month.

Four-year-old Chloe Langen and 5-year-old Annabelle Heyer were burned on over half their bodies. They were at the Money Creek Haven Campground region in Houston County when someone poured a flammable liquid on a campfire.

The resulting explosion injured four children, with Annabelle and Chloe facing especially difficult roads to recovery. They’re both still hospitalized.

A Post-Bulletin of Rochester report says community members held a pancake-breakfast fundraiser for them Saturday. Organizers say more than 500 attendees came.

Farmer Rick Torgeson of Money Creek was one. He says he hopes the fundraiser lets the girls know people are thinking of them.

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