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Four people rescued from island in Red River

Four people had to be rescued from an island in the Red River near the Carpenters Bluff Bridge...
Four people had to be rescued from an island in the Red River near the Carpenters Bluff Bridge Thursday night.(KXII)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 10:42 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 2:46 PM CDT
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BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Four people were rescued from an island in the Red River near the Carpenters Bluff Bridge in Bryan County just before 10 p.m. Thursday night.

Fire rescue said the group had driven their pickup down to the river bank, when the river rose unexpectedly.

As water levels continued to rise, they ditched the truck and made their way towards the island.

Once on land, they were able to flag down help.

First responders then sent out an air boat out to get them. No injuries were reported.

As for the truck, crews had to pull it out of the water as it was almost fully submerged.

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