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Canoe capsizes in rough water on Eno River

Posted March 25, 2012 10:38 p.m. EDT
Updated March 26, 2012 4:19 p.m. EDT

A swift-water rescue team saved a man and his two children whose canoe capsized on the Eno River in Durham Sunday after recent rains caused high water levels and strong currents.

— A canoe carrying a man and his two children capsized on the Eno River in Durham Sunday after recent rains caused high water levels and strong currents.

The family held on to logs in the river until a swift water rescue team arrived to pull them out.

South Orange Rescue Squad Chief Matthew Mauzy said the conditions on the water Sunday were especially rough.

"The water is unrelenting. It is going to continue pushing you and moving you no matter what you do," Mauzy said. "If you are in an unprepared situation in an environment you are not used to, you can quickly get into trouble."

No one was injured.

Rescuers also had to save two people who fell out of their canoe on the Haw River Sunday.