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Waterfall rescue: Two college students swept away by strong currents at North Carolina park

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Two South Carolina students had to be pulled to shore after they both got swept up by strong floodwaters after jumping off a popular North Carolina waterfall.

According to the Citizen-Times, people jump off the Turtleback Falls at Gorges State Park often, but for two college students, they were not prepared for the strong currents that almost pulled them under.

Fire-rescue crews found one student hanging onto a tree branch, the other, a rock.

Both were pulled to safety and are doing alright.

Apparently, the man jumped into the water to try to rescue the woman he was with after she was swept downstream. That created the life-threatening situation for both of them.

Officials say waters levels have risen to near flooding levels, which created the strong currents.

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