30 Years After Flood Swept 10 Dallas-area Teens to Their Deaths, Survivors Still Shaken by Memories

When the water started rising, no one was worried.Despite nearly a foot of rain the night before, campers at the Pot O' Gold Ranch in the Hill Country town of Comfort were leaving as scheduled the morning of July 17, 1987."There was no urgency," said Richard Koons, then 26, who was driving a bus carrying 33 people from Seagoville Road Baptist Church in Balch Springs.That bus and a van — with 10 more passengers from the church — were following several other buses on a road along the Guadalupe River when they stalled out in about a foot of water."We're just sitting there, kidding around," Chip Asberry, now 45, told the San Antonio Express-News. "Water began coming in and they said everyone get out and walk. No big deal. Boys kidding with girls."The 43 campers had formed a human chain and were heading to higher ground when a wall of water came screaming toward them.   Continue reading...

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