RESCUE IN THE RIVER
Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:01 AM
A man was pulled from the Ohio River on Friday night by search and rescue workers.
Jefferson County Sheriff John Wallace confirmed that the man jumped from the Madison-Milton bridge.
Around 8:15 p.m. emergency medical personnel, fire and local and state police swarmed the Indiana shoreline with their flashlights fixed on a man in the water as they waited for a rescue boat to arrive.
By 8:30 p.m., the current had pulled the man from an area near the bridge to a point just west of the concrete Madison boat ramp. At that time, a rescue boat arrived from the Milton side of the river and pulled the man from the water.
He was placed on a stretcher before being taken to King’s Daughters’ Hospital by ambulance. His condition was not known when he was removed from the water.
This story will be updated if information becomes available.