published Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Campers rescued from flooded Alabama creek

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — A group of campers who were stranded in the Pine Creek during heavy rainfall have been rescued.

Prattville Fire Department Capt. Mike Rogers tells the Montgomery Advertiser that a group of five adults and seven children were rescued within about 15 minutes Sunday by a crew that used a rubber boat. No injuries were reported.

Authorities say the group had been camping nearby and heavy rain flooded area around the high ground the group had gathered on.

Autauga County Emergency Management Agency Director Ernie Baggett called the incident a classic example of flash flooding and encourages campers to always check weather forecasts if they plan on camping near waterways.

Prattville is northwest of Montgomery.

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