Person rescued after being stranded in Great Miami River due to high waters

Person rescued after being stranded in Great Miami River due to high waters
Companies from seven local agencies assisted the Whitewater Township Fire Department in the rescue on the Great Miami River early Sunday afternoon. (Source: Whitewater Township Fire/EMS)

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, Ohio (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER/FOX19) - A person left stranded in the Great Miami River in Cleves early Sunday afternoon was rescued, officials told our media partners at The Cincinnati Enquirer.

The incident was reported at around 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cincinnati Fire Department. A person was stranded on the river near U.S. 50 and Hamilton Cleves Road after their vessel failed due to high waters.

According to the National Weather Service, who charts the river’s height, the Great Miami River was relatively high, yet at a normal stage on Sunday. They recorded the river at 11.55 feet just after noon. Action level is considered 14 feet and a flood stage is considered 16 feet.

Cincinnati fire said the man was rescued within 15 minutes of their arrival on scene. They would not comment further on the rescue.

Whitewater Township Fire Department officials, who led the rescue mission, said companies from seven other local agencies assisted them in the rescue.

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