Kayakers were rescued from swift-moving floodwaters near Point of Rocks early Saturday evening, according to the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services.

Three kayakers, two adults and a child, required a quick rescue in the Point of Rocks area near the Monocacy River when, at about 7:10 p.m. Saturday, they encountered dangerous conditions due to elevated water levels, according to Sarah Campbell, a spokeswoman for the fire service. Multiple rescue boats arrived to handle the rescue and units from Loudoun County, Virginia, assisted, as well.

Of the three people rescued, only one of the adults was transported to a local hospital, but that individual only suffered minor injuries and was transported primarily for observation, Campbell said. 

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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This is the exact reason for the shutdown. Stupid people put first responders at risk. Not for doing their jobs of rescuing people but possibly being exposed to these fools that may have the coronavirus. Hope they make them pay the cost of rescue.


Anyone who takes their kids out after torrential rains like we had and elevated conditions should pay for their water rescue.

dancing donna

Why would parents kayak with a child anywhere close to dark in rising waters? In AZ, there is a law that If a person knowingly goes through flood waters and asks for emergency assistance, they are fined. There is more to the story I hope, but why risk your life after heavy rains, with a kid, for fun?


quite a bit of distance between Point of Rocks & the Monocacy river

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