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June 6, 2014

Boy, 17, missing other teens critical after swimming mishap near dam

EDINBURGH, Ind. — A teenager was missing and two others were in critical condition Friday after a swimming outing turned tragic in southern Indiana.

Conservation Officer Lt. Bill Browne told The Republic that a teenage girl was swimming with four teenage boys shortly after noon Friday when she was swept over the Edinburgh dam at the Big Blue River and became trapped in an area of roiling water.

The other teens attempted to rescue her but were overcome by the force of the water, which was at flood stage.

Two of the boys made it out of the water on their own. Browne said bystanders found another boy and the girl face-down in the water.

They pulled them out and administered CPR until paramedics arrived. A 17-year-old boy remained missing in the river about 30 miles south of Indianapolis late Friday afternoon, and searchers had shifted to recovery mode. Conservation Officer Jet Quillen said that boy also got caught in the roiling water.

“We don’t know if he’s still in there or if he got carried downstream,” Quillen said. “We’re holding out hope that we’ll find him alive, but at this point we’re in recovery mode.”

Browne said the girl and boy who were rescued were taken to a hospital in nearby Franklin and later airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital, where they were in critical condition.

Conservation officers said the teenagers were from Franklin and Martinsville and ranged in age from 16 to 18.

Edinburgh is a community of about 4,500 people near Camp Atterbury.

 

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