The Fishers Fire Department assisted a stranded Kayaker this afternoon in the area of old SR 238 and 113th Street, on Fall Creek.
The kayaker apparently lost his boat in the flooded creek and was able to get himself onto an island in the stream. He yelled for help until 2 men at a residence about 1/4 mile away heard him. They drove to the area where the cries for help came from, then one of the men walked up the creek until he found the kayaker on the island. He then called 911 because he was unable to safely reach the kayaker.
The Fishers Fire Department responded and launched a boat upstream, then floated down to the stranded kayaker. The kayaker was able to step into the boat on his own.
The kayaker was taken to Community North Hospital for checkout.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department assisted with locating the kayaker.
(Photo) Lieutenant Greg Smith (at the rear), Martin Devine (Foreground in blue), and Lieutenant Todd Muth (behind Devine), approach the stranded kayaker with the rescue boat.