Three campers rescued near Natural Bridge after flash flood sweeps truck away
POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Three campers at Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Powell County had to be rescued early Sunday morning after a flash flood swept their truck away.
County search and rescue says the campers were moving to higher ground, but accidentally drove into swift water.
Search crews say a woman jumped right out and made it to shore, but two others were stuck as the truck floated nearly 1,000 feet down stream.
Then, according to rescue crews, a man jumped out and swam through the swift water to a bank.
The truck stopped when it hit a tree where a park ranger was able to throw a rope to the last man in the truck, who used it to safely get to shore.
All three were safely rescued and able to return home to West Virginia.