Dramatic Rescue Underway After Storms Raises Water Levels and Traps 40 People

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July 05, 2017

A developing story is coming out of Tennessee on Wednesday. Officials say as many as 40 people could be trapped at Cummins Falls State Park. The incident occurred after swift water trapped folks in the park. The area has recently seen a wave of storms.

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According to reports, several agencies began assisting with the rescue around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Jackson County 911 Director, Michael Smith,27 people are trapped underneath the falls, three are on an island surrounded by the high water, and 10 others are downstream.

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While no injuries have been reported immediately, the folks trapped are in desperate need of rescue. Crews from surrounding agencies are working together to rescue them.

Please pray for the rescuers and those who are trapped! We pray for strength and guidance as they tackle this incredible situation.

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