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WATCH: Water rescue caught on camera

FULTON, Ala. (WKRG) - Emergency crews in Clarke County, Alabama have rescued close to a dozen people from flood waters as of early Sunday morning.

A News 5 camera was rolling as one man was rescued off Highway 178 in Fulton.

The man clung to a log that had floated from a nearby mill as waters from Bassett Creek overflowed.

Firefighters tossed the man a life jacket on the end of a rope. After a few tries, he managed to grab the jacket, put it on, and firefighters pulled him to safety.

More than nine inches of rain fell in the area on Saturday. 

Fulton Fire & Rescue Chief Danny Bedwell said most of that rain seemed to come in a span of just a few hours.

"I've been here a long time and never saw this before," he said.

Chief Bedwell said the rescue was the eleventh of the night. As far as he was aware, no one in Fulton has been injured.

Across Clarke County, the National Weather Service reports there were 18-20 car and home rescues throughout the storm.

 

 


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