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Students rescued from Ga. gator swamp

MACON, Ga. - Four college students were lost in a Georgia swamp populated by alligators and wild hogs for two hours at night before authorities came to the rescue.

The Mercer University students told rescuers they waded chest-deep in the water Monday night, trying to find a way out of the Ocmulgee River swamp in central Georgia.

Macon-Bibb County Fire Sgt. Mitch Scott says the two men and two women, who were wearing only bathing suits, had no idea what they had gotten themselves into.

He says "there are gators down there that would eat you whole."

The students had headed down the river on inflatable rafts before becoming lost. The Telegraph of Macon reports the students had only 8 percent battery left on their only working cell phone when they called for help.


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