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14 people rescued from Cape Fear River

Posted May 27, 2017 7:18 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:04 p.m. EDT

— Responders from the Harnett County Sheriff's Office and Erwin Fire Department responded to a water rescue along the Cape Fear River in Erwin Saturday evening around 5:50 p.m.

A total of 14 rafters were rescued with no injuries by 6:47 p.m. Some of the people swam to shore and to trees and rocks, while others were rescued by responders.

14 people rescued from Cape Fear River

The incident took place near the bridge along North Carolina Highway 217.

The people fell overboard because of high water levels and a strong current.