North Carolina Recognized For Swift Water Rescues


Last updated 6/6/2019 at 9:38am

North Carolina has received a special commendation from the Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards in Swift Water Rescue for the coordinated local, state and federal response to Hurricane Florence in 2018, when responders rescued and evacuated more than 5,200 people.

The internationally recognized awards for excellence in swift water and flood rescue were presented this week during the annual conference of the International Association of Water Rescue Professionals in South Bend, Ind.

“This award recognizes great work by our local, state and federal water rescue teams, both in the water...

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