Rescue Efforts Continue in Eastern Kentucky Following Deadly Flooding

Search and rescue efforts continued in parts of eastern Kentucky on Friday, July 29, following catastrophic flooding that killed at least 16 people one day prior.

In a Friday morning briefing, Gov Andy Beshear said the victims included children and the elderly, and he expected the number to increase.

“We’ll continue to provide more information as it comes in,” he said.

This footage, posted to Facebook by Wolfe County Search and Rescue, shows rescue operations being conducted in Lost Creek, Breathitt County on Thursday, according to the post.

“As rescue operations continue, relief efforts are ongoing, and cleanup begins, our neighbors will need every bit of help they can get,” Wolfe County Search and Rescue said, and asked people to consider donating to the state’s Flood Relief Fund. Credit: Wolfe County Search and Rescue via Storyful

Video transcript

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- Yeah. Hang a-- hang a right. Hard right.

[HELICOPTOR OVERHEAD]

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- Yeah. Hang a-- hang a right. Hard right.

[HELICOPTOR OVERHEAD]

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