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Man, Woman Rescued from Kayaks in White River Near Broad Ripple

IFD Encouraging People to Find Other Places to Kayak After This Rescue, the 2nd in 6 Days

(photo courtesy: RTV6)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For the second time in six days, Indianapolis firefighters pulled a kayaker from the low head dam on the White River.

Dispatchers received a call about two kayakers in distress on the White River around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Rescue crews from the Indianapolis Fire Department located the man and the woman about 30 feet from the south shore. Both were wearing life vests.

The 24-year-old man was able to get out of the water on his own.

A rope bag was used to help pull the 23-year-old woman out of the water.

Both were taken to St. Vincent.  She is listed in serious condition and he is in fair condition, according to IFD.

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