Crews rescue man from Rockingham County creek after his vehicle was swept away

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Crews in Rockingham county were called out after a car went into a creek and was swept away late Monday night.

The vehicle went into Bold Run Creek, located at 1632 County Home Road, just south of Wentworth shortly before 10 p.m.

Normally the creek is only a few inches deep, but Monday night it was swollen to several feet deep.

When rescue crews arrived, they could hear a man calling for help.

Two crews went out to rescue the man, but their boats kept floating past the car when they tried to reach him. They were swept about a mile to a mile and a half down the creek.

Eventually, crews were able to rescue the driver. He only has minor injuries.

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