4 people clinging to log rescued from Mad River in Clark County

Four people who were on the Mad River near Springfield had to be rescued as they were clinging to a log as waters rushed and rose. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Four people who were on the Mad River near Springfield had to be rescued as they were clinging to a log as waters rushed and rose. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

First responders rescued four people from rising waters in Clark County on the Mad River this afternoon after receiving reports that the four were stranded and unable to make it to safety.

The four people – potentially teenagers or people in their 20s – were stranded on a log.

Inner tubes were seen in the river near the log.

Members of the Springfield Fire and Rescue Division arrived on scene, located the stranded people, then worked to get to the other side of the river to get better access to the teens.

The incident happened between Eagle City Road and St. Paris Pike.

German Twp. firefighters also responded to the scene in a yellow boat and retrieved two of the people who were stranded.

Mad River Twp. personnel brought a motorized boat to retrieve the two other people.

The river is up after heavy rain Sunday night.

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