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Drone Captures Terrifying Moment When Hikers Are Hit by Flash Flood [VIDEO]

Hikers vacationing in Maui, Hawaii were swept into a river when a flash flood suddenly surprised them. A drone, hovering high above, captured it all.

A group of six friends were hiking on a popular trail near Maui’s Road to Hana. An intense flash flood appeared without warning, taking the entire group by surprise.

Within mere minutes, the rushing water overtakes the hikers – pushing them to the waiting river below.

The owner of the drone, Rennee Lusano, was unsure if the drone was recording – or what it might be recording.

“I was only concerned that it was hovering high enough to be out of danger while I climbed to higher ground,” she said.

Luckily for the group, all emerged from the water unscathed and safe. A 911 call was made and the hikers were airlifted out of the area.

This video shows exactly how quick a flash flood can occur. Lusano hopes it can be used as a teaching tool.

“I hope that our story and video spreads awareness and prevents similar rescues from having to take place in the future.”

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Drone Captures Terrifying Moment When Hikers Are Hit by Flash Flood [VIDEO]