2 people rescued from Mad River rushing waters

WDTN Photo/Chris Smith
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.

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