OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The Oak Hill Fire Department, as a part of the Fayette County Swift Water Rescue Team, responded to 14 water rescue calls on Sunday.
In total, the team rescued around 18 people and a dog from the Oak Hill area, but the team said the hardest hit area was Minden.
Oak Hill firefighter and swift water tech John McGinnis said they rescued seven people there to bring them to higher ground.
“We brought them back up to the top of the hill and we had it set up with Oak Hill PD and several other organizations,” McGinnis said. “They were taking them to the Warm Hands Warm Hearts building. Mike Bone had a center set up there so everything worked out real well yesterday.”
The team also worked alongside the Fayette County High Angle Rescue Team.