Several people rescued in Gilmanton flash flood

  • Source: WEAU-TV 13 News
  • Published: 08/11/2016 05:04 PM

VIDEO: Elk Creek was a raging torrent on Thursday morning, catching almost everyone Gilmanton off-guard. Angelique Breitung and her boyfriend Eli Bloom initially came down to help Eli’s brother Matt. Breitung said, early on, conditions seemed manageable. "We were coming down to just help with the lawnmowers,” she said to WEAU 13 News on Thursday. “But, by the time we got down here, grandma's car was all flooded in." However, the flood waters quickly rose – leaving Eli and Matt separated from solid ground. "It's scary!” Breitung said. “I know they're big boys and they can handle themselves, but that's my family, you know. So, I'm worried about them." With Elk Creek rising several feet in a short amount of time, that meant time was very critical for their survival. "We had to assess the situation and our guys are trained to do what they need to do to get people safely,” Volunteer firefighter Treig Pronschinske said to WEAU 13 News on Thursday. “We needed to get the right equipment here in a timely fashion and I think we did that."


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