Officials help pull two victims from White River after boat capsized in Noblesville Sunday

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – On Sunday evening at around 5:20 p.m., authorities in Noblesville responded to the complaint of an overturned canoe in the White River.

The incident occurred just north of the Field Drive bridge near SR 19.

Officers quickly discovered that four people were involved and two of them already pulled themselves to safety. The two other people were reportedly hanging onto a tree branch in the river.

Authorities entered the water and were able to rescue both remaining people in the water.

“At the time of the incident the water temperature was significantly lower than the air temperature. Indiana Conservation Officers want to remind the public that cold water robs the body of heat 25 times faster than cold air, and initial signs of hypothermia can occur quickly in the water. It is also extremely important to possess PFD’s that are of the proper size to fit the intended wearer,” said Indiana Conservation Officer Mark Baker.

All four individuals were transported to Riverview Health and were released a short time later.

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