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Campers evacuated at Bennett Spring

Fourteen people were trapped in their cabins by flash flooding


Emergency agencies rescued 14 people Thursday morning who were staying at cabins at Bennett Spring State Park and became trapped by rising flood waters.
“Everyone came together for a successful evacuation,” said Laclede County Office of Emergency Management Director Randy Rowe. “I want to thank everyone involved for making this a success.”
According to Rowe, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri State Park Rangers helped with rescuing the stranded campers. The 14 people had to be taken by boat as the road leading into the spring cabin area was completely covered in water. Highway Patrol aided in the rescue, pulling boats filled with stranded campers through knee deep water in an area that is usually filled with parked cars and anglers.

For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.


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