Crew uses line over swollen creek to rescue two backpackers

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Two backpackers had to be rescued Sunday afternoon in Wolfe County after water got way higher than expected.

The county search and rescue team says when the two women set up camp Saturday, Swift Camp Creek was just calf deep, but heavy rain overnight made it swell to a raging torrent way too dangerous to cross.

The rescue team found the pair and had to use just about every piece of gear in the tool bag to rig up a high line over the creek to get the backpackers across safely.

Today, at approximately 12:00 noon, Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team was deployed in response to a pair of female…

Posted by Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team on Sunday, September 13, 2020

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