2 rescued from fast-moving White River, officials say
Police: Canoer became trapped when trying to rescue kayaker
Two people were rescued from the White River Wednesday afternoon, according to a release.
Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a trapped kayaker in the White River between the bridges off Sheridan Springs Road in the Town of Lyons, according to the release.
Officials said they found two people pinned up against a large log about a half mile from Sheridan Springs and Short Road.
Adriane M. Granlund, 29, of Elkhorn, was in distress after her kayak overturned in the strong current and was swept down river, according to the release.
Jim M. McKay, 48, of Lake Villa Ill., came across Granlund and was trying to rescue her when his canoe became swamped and he also became pinned against the log, according to the release.
Officials said they were able to give instructions to Granlund and McKay, and using throw ropes and flotation devices, they were both pulled from the river, according to the release.
Granlund was showing signs of distress and early-onset hypothermia, and was taken by ambulance to Burlington Memorial Hospital, according to the release. Grandlund’s current status is unknown.
Granlund was also kayaking with Kyra M. Brown, 24, of Elkhorn, Catherine R. Choyce, 29, of Elkhorn, and Shiloh M. Graske, 28, of Delavan, according to the release. Brown, Choyce and Graske were checked out on the shoreline and released.
Officials would like to remind everyone that entering any fast-moving body of water right now, due to the amount of rain the area has received, is very dangerous.
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