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Rescue effort planned for Montana campers stranded by flooding

Posted at 10:35 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 12:35:38-04

GREAT FALLS – Lewis & Clark County Search and Rescue officials are planning to fly in to the Montana Wilderness School of the Bible on the Dearborn River southwest of Augusta to evacuate campers and staff who are stranded due to flooding.

There are 100 teenagers and 37 staff members at the camp, which is operated by C Bar N Ministries.

Search and Rescue has coordinated with the Montana Air National Guard to use two Chinook helicopters for the mission.

They will deliver the camp attendees to Holman Aviation in Great Falls, where parents have been notified to come get them.

The operation was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. 

Search and Rescue staff also will travel through the area on ATVs to offer residents and others in the area the opportunity to evacuate.

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