Rain-swollen White River proves to be too much for two kayakers in need of rescue

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DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (June 28, 2015)—Two women were pulled from the swift moving waters of White River after they were separated from their kayaks Sunday afternoon.

Delaware County Sheriff’s officers say it was an alert resident of the Wild Cherry neighborhood in Daleville that spotted the first woman clinging to some tree debris.  The second woman was also clinging to some debris at the bridge near Delaware County Road 900 West.

The two women started their kayak trip in Yorktown and apparently were headed to Anderson.  They both became separated from their kayaks as they were tossed into the swift current. Both were wearing life vests.  Both women were alert and conscious when rescue crews reached them. One woman was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital where she was checked for minor injuries.  The second woman  refused treatment at the scene.

Their kayaks, one orange, the other teal in color, continued downstream.

The rescue effort included crews from eight area fire and police agencies including the Department of Natural Resources

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