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Ann Arbor firefighters rescue two kayakers from Huron River
Updated On: Jun 13, 2009

Ann Arbor firefighters rescue two kayakers from Huron River

by John Mulcahy | The Ann Arbor News
Saturday April 18, 2009, 7:23 PM

Ann Arbor firefighters rescued a man and a woman from a railroad bridge pylon in the Huron River after their kayaks overturned Saturday, fire Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said.

Two other people whose kayaks overturned were able to get themselves out of the water, Vogel said.

The firefighters first were called to the University of Michigan's Mitchell Field on Fuller Road at about 2:30 p.m., where they found four empty kayaks and broken paddles, but no people, Vogel said.

The firefighters then began searching upstream until they found the two people on a concrete railroad bridge pylon near Nichols Drive, Vogel said.

Firefighters had to go onto the railroad bridge, lower a ladder and help the people up the ladder, Vogel said.

The kayakers were treated by personnel from Huron Valley Ambulance, Vogel said. He was not sure if they were taken to a hospital.

Ann Arbor Recreation Department workers found the other two kayakers Vogel said. The kayaks had been rented from the Ann Arbor Recreation Department, he said.


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