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Two Females Rescued From Capsized Kayak In Franklin County
Updated May 24, 2016 3:49 AM
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(BROOKVILLE) - Indiana Conservation Officers along with other emergency personnel rescued 2 females from a tree within the Whitewater River just South of Brookville.

At approximately 2:50 p.m. Monday, Indiana Conservation Officers were dispatched to the Whitewater River just South of Brookville, for 2 females who capsized a kayak.

The 2 females were believed to possibly have drowned due family members heard screams, located a floating kayak but could not locate the females.

After several minutes the 2 females were located hanging onto a tree within the water but couldn't hear the family screaming due to the rapid water rushing around them.

Indiana Conservation Officers, the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, the Brookville Fire Department, Rescue 24 and EMS 24 responded to the scene. The females were located and rescued by emergency personnel.

Courtney Allen and Laura Fay, both of Dillsboro, stated that wearing their lifejackets saved their lives.

Indiana Conservation Officers are considered the premier water emergency response agency in Indiana and would like to encourage all citizens who enjoy the outdoors to make a plan, tell someone where you will be and when you anticipate to return and to always wear a lifejacket when on or around water.

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