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Driving up 331 between C6 and the place that sells the big BBQ grills and there were 3 or 4 fire trucks, 5 FWC, cops, and an ambulance looking like they were fixing to start heading into the woods. Anyone know anyone that hunts there, hope everyone is OK.
 

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just checked WZEP's website and it said nothing. I should get one of their news updates later this afternoon. They are usually pretty quick with local news. I'll post if they say anything about it.
 

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<SPAN class=994100519-21012010><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Rain <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">A winter rain storm dumped around 3 or more inches overnight on most of the WZEP listening area. The rainfall cause flooding in low level areas and dangerous situations for those driving Thursday morning as water washed across many rural roads. Some roads were closed due to water running over or wash outs.<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Two subjects hiking the <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1264102098_0 style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none">Florida Scenic Trail and took a rout just west of Coy Burgess Loop. A number of the roads in the area were listed by Walton Emergency Management as having water washing over them or as being closed. The caller to 911 dispatch said he was located in a tree with waist <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1264102098_1 style="CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">deep water surrounding him. They were about 1000 feet southwest of the field at the end of Foreman Road. His friend was trapped on dry land. Fish & Wildlife Officers were called to assist and had trouble reaching the two. Freeport Fired Departments <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1264102098_2>Water Rescue Team was also called to assist. <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">The location seems to be on <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1264102098_3 style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">Blount Creek, south of the DeFuniak Springs and west of Woodlawn.</DIV>
 

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<H1 class=marginMidSide>UPDATE: Stranded hikers rescued by boat</H1><SPAN id=comments>Comments <SPAN class=Article_Comment_Count id=articleCommentCountArticlenwfdn24976 style="VISIBILITY: visible">4 | <SPAN id=recommendations><SPAN id=recommendlinkArticlenwfdn24976>Recommend <SPAN class=Article_Recommend_Count id=articleRecommendCountArticlenwfdn24976 style="VISIBILITY: visible">2 <DIV class="subhead marginMidSide"><H2></H2></DIV><DIV class="articledate marginMidSide">January 21, 2010 12:56 PM</DIV><DIV id=v_player></DIV><DIV class="byline marginMidSide">Angel McCurdy </DIV><DIV class="source marginMidSide">Daily News</DIV><DIV class="newstext marginMidSide">

2:30 p.m. - Two men who were stranded by high water while hiking on the Florida National Scenic Trail have been rescued.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission used a boat to rescue the men, according to officials on the scene.

1:30 p.m. - Two hikers remain stranded and surrounded by high water along the Florida National Scenic Trail, with a helicopter, ATVs and boats deployed to help rescue them, according to Mike Gurspan, spokesman for the Walton County Sheriff's Office.

The two men from Crestview appear to be OK, Gurspan said. One is up in a tree and the other is belowthe tree.

They began hiking yesterday and were caught by high waters that are the result ofthe heavy rainfall that has drenched the area.

"All means are being used to get them out of there,"Gurspan said.

He described the location as five to six miles west ofState Road 331 on the Eglin Reservation.

12:50 p.m. - Initial reports indicate thata section of theFlorida Trail has flooded just north of Freeport, leaving two hikers stranded and clinging to trees.

Emergency personnel are on scene trying to rescue the individuals. A water rescue team is en route to the scene.</DIV>
 

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A guy I used to work with here at the morning informed us that his cousin had been shot and killed in the woods. Don't know complete details but prayers are with his family...
 

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Tooletime (1/21/2010)A guy I used to work with here at the morning informed us that his cousin had been shot and killed in the woods. Don't know complete details but prayers are with his family...
Could he possibly be the gentleman from the other post here on the forum about a hunting accident in Monroe County (AL I would assume) either way, as I stated on the other thread - prayers sent for him and his family :angel
 
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