7 people rescued off Dan River during Sunday night storm

EDEN, N.C. — Seven people were rescued off the Dan River Sunday night when they got caught in a storm.

Eden Rescue Squad Chief Jason Wood told FOX8 that their innertubes punctured during the storm, went flat and they got caught in a tree.

The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The people were not injured and safely waited for rescue workers to use a boat to bring them back to shore.

The rescue took about one hour. The Leaksville Rural Fire Department assisted.

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