22 kayakers rescued from Lawrence County creek

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – First responders rescued 22 kayakers who were stranded in a creek in Lawrence County on Thursday.

Lawrence County EMA says crews were deployed to Iron City near West Point for reports of kayakers stranded in Shoal Creek along State Route 242. The kayakers were initially reported missing at 10:30 a.m. when heavy rain brought flash flooding along the southern portion of Shoal Creek. Flooding in the area proved to be an issue as access points for first responders were blocked.

The kayakers were found on a sand bar at around 11:30 a.m. Crews then began rescue efforts.

According to Lawrence County EMA, all individuals have been accounted for and no injuries have been reported.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as officials from Maury and Giles county were also deployed to assist with rescue efforts.

Lawrence County was under a Flash Flood Warning until 12:15 p.m.

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