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Four minors are safe after being rescued from the Wildcat Creek overnight

Four youth were stranded on the North Fork of the Wildcat Creek.

Posted: May 26, 2019 10:26 AM
Updated: May 26, 2019 9:30 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Four juveniles were rescued from the Wildcat Creek Saturday night.

Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of four youth being stranded on the North Fork of the Wildcat. The call came in just before 9:30 p.m.

According to the sheriff's office, the youth were using an inflatable children's pool to float down the creek.

They became stranded on a submerged log and had no way of directing the pool.

Deputies say they were unable to swim to safety because of flood level waters and not having personal floatation devices.

The sheriff's office said it was an extensive search but the minors were found on the water miles away from the Wildcat Park entrance. All four were uninjured and released to parents.

Throw ropes were used to pull the minors to shore. It took five agencies including the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office, Buck Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service, Lafayette Fire Department, and the Tippecanoe Emergency Management Agency to help rescue the youth.

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