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Rescuers looking for missing woman

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Police and other emergency personnel are still looking for a woman who went missing early Sunday morning after she and a man who were riding a four-wheeler lost control of the vehicle in a flash flood in La Rue County. Nelson County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Wells, who is also the Emergency Management director for La Rue County, said Sunday afternoon that several friends and family members of the woman were trying to help look for her in the part of Otter Creek that flows into the Rolling Fork. “At this point in time, unfortunately, it may be a recovery” rather than a rescue, Wells said. Wells said the two were camping and partying in the vicinity of Wayne Ennis Road when a heavy thunderstorm caused a flash flood about 12:30 or 1 a.m. Sunday. The two tried to escape the rising water on the four-wheeler, but lost control of it and went into the stream. The man made it to the creek bank, but was not able to find the woman after he saw her go under. “They searched for about two hours to try to find her,” Wells said. After that they called off the rescue effort temporarily because of the hazardous conditions, he said. They resumed the search later, and several family members and friends were helping to look for her. Wells said he could not yet release the identity of the woman.