2 men OK after after a kayak capsizes

Middletown police and fire officials confirm two boaters made it safely out of the Great Miami River.Crews searched the river after an overturned kayak was spotted in the water Thursday, June 28 in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Middletown police and fire officials confirm two boaters made it safely out of the Great Miami River.Crews searched the river after an overturned kayak was spotted in the water Thursday, June 28 in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Emergency units from Middletown, Monroe and Trenton searched the Great Miami River Thursday for boaters after a kayak was spotted bobbing in the low level dam.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Boaters safe after kayak found in Great Miami River in Middletown

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Middletown dispatchers received a call at about 4:30 p.m. about an overturned kayak. Two males were seen walking along the bike path, but rescuers continued to scan the river for survivors until it was confirmed everyone was safe.

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The Monroe River Rescue Unit was on standby and emergency workers were stationed at the Trenton bridge to look for anyone in the water

“They actually capsized downriver, and the kayak got caught up in the dam,” said Middletown Assistant Fire Chief Tom Snively.

The two males were uninjured and wearing life vests, he said.

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Snively said a decision was made to leave the kayak in the water, as well as another one little farther downriver because retrieval was a “high-risk operation.”

He said it is believed the watercrafts will eventually wash ashore.

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Middletown police and fire officials confirm two boaters made it safely out of the Great Miami River.Crews searched the river after an overturned kayak was spotted in the water Thursday, June 28 in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Middletown police and fire officials confirm two boaters made it safely out of the Great Miami River.Crews searched the river after an overturned kayak was spotted in the water Thursday, June 28 in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Middletown police and fire officials confirm two boaters made it safely out of the Great Miami River.Crews searched the river after an overturned kayak was spotted in the water Thursday, June 28 in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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