2 Rescued From Sinking Boat in Ohio River

Two people were rescued after their boat began taking on water in the Ohio River on Tuesday.

Posted: Jun 2, 2021 11:01 AM
Updated: Jun 2, 2021 11:02 AM

First responders on both the Indiana and Kentucky sides of the Ohio River responded to a water rescue incident on Tuesday afternoon, pulling two stranded boaters to safety.

The rescue took place after the pair's boat lost power and began sinking. 

Crews were able to rescue both boaters by towing the boat to the Angel Mounds boat ramp.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. 

First responders with the Henderson Police Department, Henderson Fire Department, Evansville Fire Department, and Henderson County Rescue responded to the scene.

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