Rescuers save men trapped by flooding in Greenville Co.


GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — Two men were rescued after floodwaters overran a homeless camp on Monday night.

Greenville County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of several people trapped in rising floodwaters in the area of West Blue Ridge Drive near the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Parker Fire District officials said two men were rescued. The men were part of a larger group of homeless people that were staying just off the trail when their camp was hit by rushing water.

Officials say about eight or nine other people escaped the flooding on their own.

Rescuers brought the men to safety within two hours. 

7News is told both men are fine. 

Deputies say it’s believed all person are accounted for based on witness accounts and a thorough search of the area.

A section of the Swamp Rabbit Trail between McDaniel Avenue and River Street underpasses were closed early Tuesday morning due to flooding, city officials said in a social media post.

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg issued a flood advisory for Spartanburg and Greenville counties. The advisory is in effect through 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. 

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