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Two Rescued From Hoosier National Forest

Last updated on Tuesday, September 29, 2009

(NASHVILLE, IN) - Indiana Conservation Officers have rescued two weary campers from the Hoosier National Forest.

56-year-old Thurlow Voorhees and 32-year-old Chris Novack, both from Indianapolis, were stranded at their campsite on Monroe Reservoir.

Bad conditions on the water swamped their canoe twice, so their decided to hike back to their truck on the opposite side of the reservoir.

They set out on foot about 10:00AM but still had not made it back to the truck by 6:00PM, that's when Voorhees's wife called for help. Officer Dow Myers found them, only three and a half miles from the campsite.

He carried them back to their truck by boat. Officer Angela Goldman says their progress was hampered by wind, rain and "sucking mud" that made walking very difficult.

Goldman says the search was made more difficult because officers didn't know where the two would be.

But Myers found them less than an hour after they were reported missing.

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