UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.: Two of four people rescued from a kayak and canoe accident on the Great Miami River near Tipp City have been taken to hospitals.
Tipp City police Sgt. Greg Adkins said all four are in their late teens or early 20s. When police and fire rescue crews reached the river in response to a call about people distressed in the water, he said, they found the following:
One, a female, who had suffered a broken leg when the kayak she was in flipped over on her, trapping her in the water. Rescuers brought her to safety from a sand bar.
Another, a female, who had suffered head injuries. She was in a kayak as well. She was found in the river, hanging onto a log.
Two males, who were not injured, were found hanging onto the same log with the second woman.
Adkins said two of the four were wearing life jackets. One of the kayaks was still caught in the water after the rescue.
UPDATE @ 5:20 p.m.:
We're hearing at least two people have been injured in the water rescue on the Great Miami River, one suffering a back injury and the other a leg injury.
A water rescue of a kayaker is occurring on the Great Miami River, off state Route 571, east of Tipp City.
According to county sheriff’s dispatch, a kayaker is in the water.
We’re hearing that fire/rescue crews have asked for a boat to be put in the water.
The kayaker is said to be in the middle of the river. There is no report of injury.
We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.
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