Two kayakers rescued from Franklin County river

(Franklin County, IN) – Indiana Conservation Officers rescued two stranded kayakers on an island in the Whitewater River in Franklin County on Friday.

Initial investigation determined that the kayakers stopped overnight at an island. Friday morning, as storms hit the area, the water level rose and washed away their kayaks.

Other assisting agencies on the scene included Franklin County’s Sheriff’s Department and Emergency Medical Service, Colerain Township Fire Department, Dearborn County Swift Water Rescue, and the New Trenton Volunteer Fire Department.