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Crews rescue man stranded on island in Great Miami River

Man sleeping on island woke to rising water
Posted: 12:08 PM, Jan 12, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-12 14:04:07-05
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WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Cincinnati Fire and multiple agencies helped rescue a man stranded on an island in the Great Miami River Sunday afternoon.

Officials on scene said a man who was sleeping on one of the islands near a homeless camp under the U.S. 50 bridge woke Sunday morning to find the water around him had risen and was flowing too rapidly to swim.

Crews used ropes and boats to rescue the man from the island. No injuries were reported, and Hamilton County dispatchers said the man was transported to a local hospital.

WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.