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The Latest: Officials say rafting group appears to be safe


August 12, 2018

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains in Pennsylvania (all times local):

11:25 p.m.

Emergency officials say they are fairly confident Monday evening that a group of rafters is safe after a report that they were missing on Lehigh River.

Nearly 150 rafters appear to be safe almost three hours after water rescue teams from Lehigh and Northampton counties had been dispatched to search for them. They were on a rafting trip about 70 miles (113 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.

The Morning Call reports that emergency officials have talked to the rafting company and they appear to be...

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