2 people rescued from Mad River rushing waters

WDTN Photo/Chris Smith

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) — Two people were rescued from the Mad River Saturday afternoon after they were caught in rushing waters.

Crews responded to the 4900 block of Upper Valley Pike around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to officials, a 14-year-old girl was playing along the banks of the Mad River with some family and friends when she decided she wanted to go for a swim in the water. The current ended up dragging her into the river. She got hung up on a tree branch, and then a woman jumped in the water to try and rescue her. The woman also ended up getting stuck.

Crews put life vests on the victims and then came to their rescue.

Dayton, Fairborn, Butler Township, and Huber Heights officials responded to the area.

The victims suffered some minor bumps and bruises and were checked out by medics on scene.

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s