Twenty hikers, including two children, are rescued after they became trapped overnight by rising floodwaters on the 'Devil's Bathtub' trail in Virginia for nearly 15 hours(54 Pictures)

Twenty hikers, including two children, who became trapped overnight by rising floodwaters along the Devil's Bathtub trail in Virginia have been rescued. 
First responders managed to rescue all of the hikers just before 10am Monday morning, officials from the Fort Blackmore Volunteer Fire Department said on Facebook. 
One of the hikers suffered mild hypothermia and one may have a twisted knee, officials said. 
Photos from WCYB showed families and friends hugging some of the hikers as they were brought to safety.  
Twenty hikers (pictured), including two children, who became trapped overnight by rising floodwaters along the Devil's Bathtub trail in Virginia, have been rescued
Twenty hikers (pictured), including two children, who became trapped overnight by rising floodwaters along the Devil's Bathtub trail in Virginia, have been rescued
First responders managed to rescue all of the hikers just before 10am Monday morning, officials from the Fort Blackmore Volunteer Fire Department said on Facebook. Photos from WCYB showed families and friends hugging some of the hikers as they were brought to safety
First responders managed to rescue all of the hikers just before 10am Monday morning, officials from the Fort Blackmore Volunteer Fire Department said on Facebook. Photos from WCYB showed families and friends hugging some of the hikers as they were brought to safety
The hikers were spread out along the Devil's Fork trail near the Devil's Bathtub (depicted above)
The hikers were spread out along the Devil's Fork trail near the Devil's Bathtub (depicted above)
About 15 hikers were rescued late Sunday and the other five were brought to safety Monday morning. 
Crews responded to the Devil's Bathtub area around 7.15pm Sunday evening. 
Authorities said the hikers, which included two children, were spread out along the trail. 

Fort Blackmore Volunteer Fire Department officials said strong thunderstorms that came through the area Sunday evening caused flash flooding in may areas. 
'The numerous creeks on the Bathtub trail rose quickly, making them impassable,' the department said. 
'At first we were advised that there were 12 hikers stranded, once on scene that number rose as we made voice contact with others farther up on the trail.'
About 15 hikers were rescued late Sunday and the other five were brought to safety Monday morning. Concerned family members and friends are seen waiting for their loved ones to be brought to safety on Sunday night
About 15 hikers were rescued late Sunday and the other five were brought to safety Monday morning. Concerned family members and friends are seen waiting for their loved ones to be brought to safety on Sunday night 
Fort Blackmore Volunteer Fire Department officials said strong thunderstorms that came through the area Sunday evening caused flash flooding in may areas. Rescue units are seen at the scene on Sunday night
Fort Blackmore Volunteer Fire Department officials said strong thunderstorms that came through the area Sunday evening caused flash flooding in may areas. Rescue units are seen at the scene on Sunday night 
First responders said rising and swift waters made the rescue difficult to reach the hikers. 
The Devil's Bathtub has more than 15 water crossings. It is a popular attraction in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.   
A storm system caused severe flooding in other parts of Virginia, prompting Henry County officials to declare a local state of emergency. 
Twenty hikers, including two children, are rescued after they became trapped overnight by rising floodwaters on the 'Devil's Bathtub' trail in Virginia for nearly 15 hours(54 Pictures) Twenty hikers, including two children, are rescued after they became trapped overnight by rising floodwaters on the 'Devil's Bathtub' trail in Virginia for nearly 15 hours(54 Pictures) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 02:41 Rating: 5

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