Stranded swimmers in Tyger River rescued - FOX Carolina 21

Stranded swimmers in Tyger River rescued

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The Tyger River during the rescue. (July 18, 2013/FOX Carolina) The Tyger River during the rescue. (July 18, 2013/FOX Carolina)
The scene of the rescue. (July 18, 2013/FOX Carolina) The scene of the rescue. (July 18, 2013/FOX Carolina)
WOODRUFF, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Swift water rescue crews were called on Thursday night to help three people in the Tyger River in Woodruff.

Three young adults were playing on the rocks when they became stranded, according to officials. As night got closer they realized they were not able to get back to shore.

The three young adults are now safe and on shore because of swift water rescue's efforts.

The incident occurred in the Tyger River near Shaw Road at Walnut Grove Road in Spartanburg County.

"They were half a mile or a mile away from the road," said Woodruff Fire Chief Wade Godfrey. "We had to travel down a small gravel drive to get to it."

Rescuers said it took them about an hour to get the swimmers to safety and no one was injured.

Godfrey said the department recently got a grant for gear that will help in future, similar situations.

Authorities recommend people be extra careful in any body of water after the amount of recent rainfall across the Upstate.

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