Updated: July 06, 2017

Around 40 people became trapped at Cummins Falls State Park Wednesday due to swift water after a wave of storms moved through the area.

All but one person was rescued by 8 p.m. A 73-year-old woman remains missing.

Rescue crews are considering the search for the final victim a recovery effort. Her identity has not been released at this time.

The people became trapped after flash flooding hit Putnam County. The water rose three feet in three minutes.

One woman said they knew something was wrong when the waterfall turned brown. Then the water rose very quickly, trapping them on the other side of the river.

At that time, a total of 27 people were trapped underneath the falls, three on an island surrounded by the high water, and 10 others downstream, according to Jackson County 911 Director Michael Smith.

Some of the rescued were airlifted out of the park while others were tossed a rope and pulled out, and everyone else was rescued within the next two hours.

The search for the final victim ended at sundown but resumed today at sunrise.

No serious injuries were immediately reported.