Lost kayakers rescued from Killbuck Creek

3 kayakers got lost as night fell on Killburn Creek. Luckily, responders found them quickly and...
3 kayakers got lost as night fell on Killburn Creek. Luckily, responders found them quickly and safely.(WBRC)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 5:29 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three kayakers were rescued from the Kishwaukee River early Thursday morning.

The Blackhawk Fire Protection District says one of the kayakers called for help saying the group was lost and disoriented as night fell. About 20 minutes after rescue crews arrived, one team reported voice contact with the three kayakers.. They were found a short time later.

None of the three were injured and rescue teams were able to get them safely out of the river and back to their vehicles. The fire protection district credited the work of its dispatchers in providing GPS coordinates to help pinpoint the trio quickly.

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