Children pulled from Tippecanoe River

TIPPECANOE RIVER – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a Tippecanoe River incident that occurred Saturday morning in Winamac and left a 1-year-old in critical condition.

At 10:50 a.m., the Pulaski County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a 1-year-old and 5-year-old were found struggling in the river behind a residence on Stamper Drive.

Upon arrival, it was discovered the children had been playing outside when they entered the river for unknown reasons. Family members pulled the children from the water after hearing the 5-year-old call for help.

The two children and two adult family members were transported to Pulaski Memorial Hospital for treatment. The 1-year-old was later transported to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis in critical condition.  

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted in the investigation by the Winamac Police Department, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Pulaski County Dispatch Center, and the Indiana Department of Child Services.

The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available at this time.