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Approximately 30 people were trapped after heavy rain floods Lodi Community Park

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Posted at 7:21 AM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 07:21:39-04

LODI, Ohio — Approximately 30 people were stranded at the Lodi Community Park after heavy rain caused a nearby river to flood into the park Sunday, according to a Facebook post from Lodi Fire and Rescue.

The fire department said once the river reached a dangerous level, all visitors stopped trying to cross the river and decided to remain in the park, which officials said was the best decision but it created another issue of people stuck in the park.

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A rising river caused flooding at Lodi Community Park Sunday.

All visitors stuck in the park by flood waters were rescued out of the park without crossing the river, according to the Facebook post.

One visitor had to be carried out of the park due to medical reasons.

Three others needed further assistance, according to the fire department.

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