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5 kayakers pulled from river amid rough waters

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer

Rescue efforts were underway Thursday just before lunchtime after five kayakers on the Roanoke River capsized in turbulent waters and were plunged into the water. Authorities received a call just before 11 a.m. in regard to a boating incident that occurred in the vicinity of Tailrace Park, just downstream of Kerr Dam, resulting in five women of various ages going overboard.