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Wednesday
May162018

Woman Rescued from Overturned Kayak

Thankfully, a Wilkes woman was rescued from swift waters after her kayak overturned in the Yadkin Sunday evening.  According to the report, swift current flowing against the fallen tree that caused the woman and her kayak to overturn.  The boat was pinned under the tree in the water, but the woman was able to crawl up on the tree and remain there until rescuers arrived.  Wilkes Rescue, Wilkesboro Fire Dept, and North Wilkesboro Fire Dept all helped in the rescue efforts.  The kayak overturned just upstream from the North Wilkesboro Water Treatment Plant.  The woman was not injured in the incident.

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