According to a press release from Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services, 111 people were rescued from the Chattahoochee River in Duluth on Saturday after a thunderstorm caused river conditions to become turbulent.
The Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services and the Johns Creek Fire Department responded to a report at 4:48 p.m. that multiple people were stranded at Abbotts Bridge in Duluth. The group was participating in a tubing tour on the river, according to the release.
When both departments arrived at the river, they removed people from the water and brought them to the riverbank. The firefighters that arrived first positioned an apparatus on Abbotts bridge and began to rescue a group of people that had taken shelter beneath the bridge, according to the press release.