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Five people rescued from floodwaters in Hancock County

Indiana Conservation Officers assisted with the rescue of five people from a home surrounded by floodwaters in Hancock County last night.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., Hancock County dispatch received a call regarding five people stranded in a home near the 8500 block of 300 South in Carthage.

Upon arrival, responders discovered the home, which was located approximately 1/4 mile off the main roadway, was surrounded by floodwaters from nearby Six Mile Creek. The only access in or out of the home was under multiple feet of swift-moving water.

Using a boat and swift-water rescue equipment, responders reached the home and rescued one adult and four juveniles, with floodwaters only feet from reaching the cabin.

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Hancock County Joint Technical Rescue Team. This team consists of Greenfield Fire Department and Sugar Creek Fire Department. Also assisting was Charlottesville Fire Department, Fountaintown Fire Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, and Hancock County Emergency Operation Center 911 Dispatchers.

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