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Two kayakers rescued from Huron River Saturday, both in good condition

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Posted at 3:26 PM, May 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-24 15:26:52-04

HURON RIVER, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds people to use caution when on or near the water after two men are in good condition after their kayaks overturned Saturday afternoon, stranding them along a stretch of the Huron River in Monroe County.

“High water levels are creating strong river currents throughout the state,” said DNR Conservation Officer Nick Ingersoll. “This was one of three water rescues that occurred in Monroe County on Saturday. Please be careful if you’re going out on the water.”

First responders arrived to the Huron River, west of South Rockwood, at 3:25 p.m.

Ingersoll, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department deputies and South Rockwood Police Department officers were able to get both kayakers safely to shore within 30 minutes of the initial 911 call.

Both kayakers were wearing life jackets, clinging to a tree in the river and were unable to swim to shore.

Berlin Township Fire Department medics evaluated both kayakers and found them to be in good, physical condition before transporting the men back to their vehicles.