- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Rescue crews found two people who became stranded while using inner-tubes to float down the Flint River in northern Alabama when darkness fell and they were unable to make it out of the area.

WHNT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1qiZBXB) that crews spent hours overnight searching for the people in Madison County.

Authorities say three people began the tubing trip Sunday afternoon, and all three made it to the river bank as darkness fell. They said one person decided to start hiking in the darkness and made it to a home around 11 p.m. and called authorities.

Volunteer firefighters from Central and Mooresmill responded with boats and searched for nearly three hours before finding the two missing people just over a mile north of Ryland Pike. No serious injuries were reported.

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Information from: WHNT-TV, https://whnt.com/

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