The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Rescue Highlights Current River Dangers - Brevard NC


Last updated 8/7/2013 at 11:54am

A leisurely float down the French Broad River Saturday turned dangerous quickly when about a dozen recreational kayakers, canoeists and inner-tubers were entangled in a large tree that fell across the river near Island Ford Road.

According to Brian Kreigsman, with the Transylvania Rescue Squad, the situation could have easily ended in tragedy.

Fortunately, no one was injured thanks in large part to the hard work of area rescue squad members who helped pull the capsized boaters who were entangled in the tree’s branches to safety.

Rescuers used rafts, ropes and some of the stranded pad...

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