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Knox County Rescue respond to kayaker distress call at Cruze Landing

Crews responded to a water rescue at Cruze Landing in Kodak, according to officials with Knox County Rescue.
Knox County Rescue said they’ve responded to eight water rescue calls this Memorial Day Weekend.
Published: May. 30, 2022 at 3:26 PM EDT|Updated: May. 31, 2022 at 12:48 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Multiple crews responded to Cruze Landing Monday after receiving calls of five kayakers in distress.

After finishing up the water rescue, crews received a call that two more kayakers were in distress.

“All 7 kayakers have been rescued and are on shore,” officials said. “A few were shaken up but not injured.”

Cruze Landing is a boat ramp on the French Broad River in Kodak.

Officials said they responded to multiple water rescues on Sunday as well.

Knox County officials encouraged East Tennesseans to enjoy the weather and wear a lifejacket.

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