It was a weekend where a little bit of rain could do a whole lot of damage. Several people and their pets had to be rescued from the Wapsipinicon River after water swept all their supplies away.
KCRG reports that the incident happened at around 7:45 on Sunday morning. The Buchanan County Sheriff's office received a 9-1-1 call from a person who had been camping with their family on a sandbar on the Wapsipinicon River near Quasqueton. Their location was said to be near the 2700 block of Coots Blvd. KCRG reports that after some heavy rainfall the campers' tents collapsed and their tubes and kayaks floated away down river, leaving the party stranded on the sandbar.
KCRG reports that rescue teams headed to the area and launched a rescue boat from Iron Bridges Access. Crews found the campers a bit farther up river. Crews were able to rescue five individuals and three dogs and get them to safety. No injuries were reported.
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