Whiteville Fire Department prays ahead of water rescues

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - Members of the Whiteville Fire Department paused Saturday night for a moment of prayer ahead of going into the field to conduct water rescues.

The team deployed with the National Guard after receiving several calls for water rescues in the Whiteville and High Point area.

Some of them helped two years ago with Hurricane Matthew rescue efforts, but for others this will be their first mission.

"Y'all did such a great job in Matthew, we decided to make it harder and test y'all," Hal Lowder joked.

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