Official: One man pulled from Ohio River after water rescue

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – One man was taken to the hospital after a water rescue at Angel Mounds Boat Ramp around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Evansville Fire Dept. Captain Keith Bowden tells Eyewitness News the man was found face down about 10 to 15 feet offshore after drifting down the Ohio River from the boat ramp.

Officials say first responders began CPR and the victim was transported to St. Vincent Hospital. We’re told he was unconscious and had no pulse at the scene. His condition is still unknown.

Earlier:

Vanderburgh County Central Dispatch says a water rescue is underway at Angel Mounds Boat Ramp.

Dispatchers say a caller reported that a man reportedly tripped and fell into the river from a campsite.

Multiple agencies are en route to the scene right now. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on October 10, 2020)

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