Eleven Rescued from Flood Waters

By Ashley Doerzbacher

Published 06/12 2014 06:19PM

Updated 06/12 2014 06:33PM

CESSNA, BEDFORD COUNTY - The rain water caused flooding at Sunshine Beach Colony on Thursday. The water up to the doors and covered cars, and rescue crews spent the day getting people to safety that were trapped inside.
"There's a lot of swift water out there, some issues with the boats, some dangerous situations out there," said Bill Foor, Chief Bedford Fire Department.
Rescue crews spent Thursday on damage patrol, navigating through those waters. They were out all night and into the early morning making sure residents in the Bedford County were safe after Wednesday night's storm.
"We've actually rescued 11 people we've had nine different instances and we actually had to call in Geeseytown out of Blair County to give us some assistance," said Chief Foor.
Chief Foor said his crew trains year round for something like this.
Everyone was accounted for Thursday afternoon at Sunshine Beach Colony. Although Chief foor said there were some people who insisted on staying at their home.
"We encourage everyone to watch the water conditions might be calling for more rain. Please, get out while you can. Please don't make us come in and risk our lives."
No one had to be taken to the hospital with any serious injuries after these rescue.

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