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2 Kayakers Rescued From White River

Firefighters were called to the White River in Westfield around 4 p.m. Saturday. It is the second such rescue in six days.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Another weekend in, another water rescue on one of the city's waterways.

Members of the Indianapolis Fire Department were called to the low head dam on the White River near Westfield at around 4 p.m. on Saturday after a pair of kayakers became trapped on the dam.

IFD located the man and woman about 30 feet from the shore, according to WIBC newsgathering partner RTV6. Both kayakers were wearing life jackets.

The man was able to get out of the water under his own power; the woman was pulled from the water by firefighters.

Both kayakers were taken to St. Vincent. As of 8 p.m. Saturday, the man is in fair condition; the woman is in serious condition. Their names and the nature of their injuries have not been released.

Saturday's rescue marked the second time in six days kayakers have had to be pulled from the water.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and IFD are warning people to stay out of the water until levels recede. 

(Photo by RTV6.)

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