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No victims found after empty raft discovered on Mad River in Clark County

Published: Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 9:09 AM
Updated: Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 9:49 AM

Possible water rescue in Lower Valley Pike Clark County

UPDATE @ 9:50 a.m.: 

Rescue crews have determined no one fell into the river or was in need of rescue after an empty raft was found in the Mad River in Clark County Monday morning. 

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Firefighters found no victims in the water or along the banks of the river near Lower Valley Pike after a caller spotted the raft around 8:30 a.m.

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Crews plan to leave the raft in the river and did not send any units into the water to retrieve it. 

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Additional jurisdictions in Montgomery County were notified that no one was found in the water in Clark County, in the event a person is found downstream. 

The empty raft was found a short distance downstream where a 13-year-old girl was hit by an SUV Saturday night. The girl was hit while deflating an inner tube she used while tubing on the river with her family, according to state troopers. 

Rescue crews said Monday they were unsure if the empty raft found today belonged to the girl or her family. 

Additional details were not available. 

FIRST REPORT

An empty raft found on the Mad River in Clark County has prompted a large emergency response to determine if anyone is now missing in the river. 

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The raft was discovered in the river near the intersection of Lower Valley Pike and Old Mill Road in Mad River Twp. around 8:30 a.m., according to initial reports. 

Crews on the scene are working to determine if the raft broke free upstream or if someone has fallen into the river and is in need of rescue. 

Additional details were not available. 

We have a crew on the scene and we’ll update this story as we learn more.