the republic logo

Conservation officers find 6 boaters who became lost at night on northeastern Indiana river

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

MONGO, Indiana — State conservation officers found a group of boaters who were lost after midnight on a remote northeastern Indiana river.

Conservation Officer Jake Carlile says the search for the six people riding canoes or kayaks started early Monday after a 911 call reporting they were without light and near exhaustion on the Pigeon River near the Steuben (stoo-BEN')-LaGrange county line.

Carlile says he and Conservation Officer Kyle Buchanan found the boaters about 3 a.m. Monday in a heavily wooded area near the community of Mongo, some 40 miles north of Fort Wayne. He says the boaters were in the early stages of hypothermia from long exposure to the cold water and falling nighttime temperatures.

One woman was helped out on foot, while Carlile paddled with the boaters to an access point.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.