2 men hospitalized after kayak overturns on White River near Broad Ripple

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two men were rescued Sunday afternoon after their kayak overturned on the White River.

Authorities were called to the scene near the 7300 block of Westfield Blvd. around 12:15 p.m. That’s near the Monon bridge.

Officials at the scene say the kayakers, one in his 40s and one in his 50s, hit a “boil line” at a low dam.

Both of the men are from Indianapolis and experienced kayakers, according to authorities.  They were reportedly wearing life vests and clothes, but the deadly hydraulic stripped them of their vests and clothes

Officials say CPR was initiated immediately following the rescue. The men were taken Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

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