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NW Indiana Man Rescued from River

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Indiana Conservation Officers and personnel at the Tippecanoe River State Park rescue a northwest Indiana man. The Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division says the 65-year-old man and his wife were kayaking on the Tippecanoe River when the kayak hit an underwater obstruction and flipped over, throwing the man into the water near Winamac, where he hung onto a nearby snag until help arrived. Officers say visitors overheard his cries for help, and contacted park employees. Indiana Conservation Officer Jeff Richwine responded with his patrol boat and along with Mike Manion from the state park they report getting the man out of the water unharmed.  Officer Richwine, who is an Indiana River Rescue Instructor, says the La Porte County man had a lifejacket, but it wasn't accessible in the kayak.
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