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Rescuers save kayakers from trees above swollen creek

April 16, 2018 - 8:51 AM

D'IBERVILLE, Miss. - A trio of kayakers out for a Sunday paddle were outmatched by heavy rains that turned Mississippi's Tuxachanie Creek into a treacherous, fast-moving waterway.

Authorities found the kayakers clinging to branches above the swollen waterway after one of them climbed into a tree and used his cellphone to call for a rescue.

D'Iberville Police Chief Wayne Payne says first responders heard loud screams for help and a Swift Water Rescue Team pulled them to safety.

The men were evaluated and released without serious injuries reported.

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