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.
If you’re passing by the Kroger on US-50 & OH-128 you’ll see some activity. There is a water rescue happening.— Jasmine Minor (@jasmineminortv) January 12, 2020
I’m told under the bridge is a homeless camp. The water rose and created an “island,” trapping one man. The river is moving too rapidly to swim out...@WCPO pic.twitter.com/jkxLTgAtEC
Correction... CFD units are in fact assisting in the rescue efforts of a stranded person.... https://t.co/I8zq09KPgG— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) January 12, 2020
WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.