Indianapolis, Indiana –The crew of firefighters Indianapolis rescued two boys from rain-swollen Fall Creek. Two men are missing, one in the Ohio River and the other in Sugar Creek in western Indiana.
The police report that the two boys were rescued Monday evening on the city’s northeast side. The 13-year-old boy was on a low-head dam and a 12-year-old was clinging to a tree branch.
It is unclear exactly how the boys appeared in the water, but a person walking by spotted them just before 6 p.m. and immediately called 911. Both boys were taken to Riley Hospital for Children. Their health condition is not considered to be life-threatening.
In southwestern Indiana, the police report that the boat carrying two men from Owensboro, Kentucky, was pulled into the Newburgh Dam on the Ohio River. They say one was rescued from the dam, while the other is missing.
Crews also are searching Sugar Creek near Crawfordsville for a man who was seen going underwater Sunday.
Due to recent heavy rain, water levels have drastically increased, and the current is swift. The officials issued an alert to stay off the rivers and other waterways until the water levels decrease and the current stabilizes.