TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Emergency crews rescued two people after a canoe overturned on the Wabash River this weekend.
A witness on the John T. Myers pedestrian bridge called 911 at roughly 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
The caller said two people were inside the canoe.
The caller also said three people in a second canoe were trying to help.
The Tippecanoe Dive Team was called in and the two men from the first canoe were found under a bridge.
Firefighters helped them out of the water.
The three from second canoe were able to paddle to Shamrock Park in Lafayette.
Conservation officers say the first canoe struck something underwater near the pedestrian bridge and flipped.
All five boaters were wearing life jackets.
Conservation officers are urging everyone to stay out of flood waters, no matter your swimming or boating ability.
An investigation is underway into an early morning crash.
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