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Swift water incident on Green River 25 Mar 2015

By Kyle Smith, Campbellsville Fire Chief

At 11:15amET on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, Campbellsville Fire and Rescue responded to a call for assistance on Green River in Taylor County in regards to a possible drwoning.

Upon arriving at the scene, first responders found a male who stated that he and another individual were each in separate canoes on the river when the other individual's canoe capsized. The male attempted to get to that individual, however he did not resurface. He then made it to shore and called for assistance. The caller was not injured but was transported to Taylor County Regional Hospital for a medical issue and was later released.

Numerous agencies assisted in the search for the missing canoeist, including Campbellsville Fire and Rescue, Taylor Co Fire Department, Green County Rescue Squad, Hart County Rescue Squad, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, Corps of Engineers, Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office, and Campbellsville/Taylor Co EMS. They brought 20 personnel, with 8 vehicles, mostly boats.

At the time of the incident (and currently), Green River is extremely high and swift making it very dangerous for anyone on the water.

This story was posted on 2015-03-26 09:46:07
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