Kayakers rescued from Great Miami River

Kayakers rescued from Great Miami River

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - The Hamilton County Fire Department deployed a boat to rescue two stranded kayakers on the Great Miami River on Saturday.

The kayakers hung onto a tree as officials from the fire department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office responded to the 5100 block of Ohio 128 in Whitewater Township around 5:30 p.m., a dispatcher said.

The kayakers were not transported with any apparent injuries.

The National Weather Service indicates the Great Miami River is showing minor flooding in Hamilton County.

The Colerain Township Fire Department assisted with the rescue and later urged people to stay off the Great Miami River until the water comes down.

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