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Rescue crews save 5 people stranded along the James River

Three people were on a rock in the river, while two were on the river bank

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – Crews rescued five people who were stranded along the James River on Monday at around 4:45 p.m.

Three people were on a rock in the river, while two others were on the river bank in the Balcony Falls area, near Glasgow in Rockbridge County.

All five people, including two children, were saved and taken back to the Foot Bridge area.

Crews from Bedford County and Amherst County, as well as the Big Island Volunteer Fire Company, worked together on the rescue.

Special Operations Command Swiftwater Team was assigned to James River at 16:44 for reports of 5 people in the water...

Posted by Bedford County Special Operations Command - SOC on Monday, May 25, 2020
5 people rescued after being stranded in and around the James River
5 people rescued after being stranded in and around the James River

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