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White water rescue attempt takes firefighter for wet ride

Joe Imel / Daily News via AP

A Bowling Green, Ky., firefighter careens through the rapids of the Barren River on April 1, after trying to assist in the rescue of two teenage fishermen.

Joe Imel / Daily News via AP

A Bowling Green, Ky., firefighter is rescued by a fellow firefighter after he careened through the rapids of the Barren River, on April 1 during a river rescue.

Joe Imel / Daily News via AP

Zack Sowders and Gage Lee, both 16, of Bowling Green, Ky., wait to be rescued on April 1, after their boat overturned in the rapids of the Barren River while they were fishing.

A Bowling Green Fire Department firefighter became trapped in Kentucky’s Barren River as he attempted to assist in the rescue of two teenage fishermen that were stranded in the rapids after their boat overturned.  

The Bowling Green Daily News reported:

The strong current caused the rescue worker to be pulled across the rocky terrain, BGFD spokeswoman Marlee Boenig said. The man, whose name was not released, suffered an ankle injury during the incident.

“He was stuck and when he broke loose, I guess the current pulled him,” Boenig said. Continue reading.

Rescue workers were on the scene for about 90 minutes and managed to pull the teens to safety without further incident.