2 women, 3 kids, rescued when trapped on river

“Where they ended up getting stuck at, they were up against about a 20-foot ledge on each side of the river that they were not able to climb up and get out on their own,” said Thomas Raper with the Hickory Fire Department. “Using the ladder truck, we lowered them (rescuers) over the side of the bridge down to the river below, approximately a couple hundred feet down.”