My friend and I drove down to New Braunfels around 9:00 this morning because our other friends called from the roof of Rockin' R on River Road after they fled their campsite on the Guadalupe. They only made it about 1/2 a mile before they became trapped between low water crossings. They said they couldn't get through to EMS and there were about 50 of them stranded there. By the time we got to an area to ask for assistance, we knew the water had receded considerably but helicopters couldn't land in the area. We heard an officer say there was a back way to get through, so I pulled up directions on my iphone and my friend and I got there without a problem. People were in shock. They had watched people float by, fall off trees and were devastated by what they had lost. There was no communication out there and people that did still have vehicles had no idea they could now safely get out, despite plenty of personnel on the scene. I think they were too busy still rescuing others. My friends lost their car, their tent, clothes, everything. They told us sad tales of the folks they were stranded with--like the girl who was camping with her family and on the way to her wedding this weekend--she lost her dress, her rings, and her passport. My friends are fine--in Bastrop, renting a car, and headed back to Houston. They said they didn't want to be near the river for a long time.
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