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Teens’ Bodies Found Along Flooded Creek

Mon., Jan. 16, 1995

The bodies of two Boy Scouts were found along a flooded creek Sunday, one day after they and another teenager were swept into the raging water when a footbridge collapsed.

The body of the other teenager, also a Boy Scout, was found late Saturday. The three had been on their way to buy candy.

The dead were identified as Jacob Wine and Gerard Gasque, both 14, and Kevin DuVall, 15.

The weekend flooding in western North Carolina also washed out bridges and roads, caused mudslides, and downed trees and power lines.

The area reported 4 to 7 inches of rain Saturday.

The teenagers were among a troop of seven scouts and three adults from Atlanta who had been camping in the area.

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