Exhaustive search for teen takes toll on rescue workers

After more than 10 hours of searching a flooded, fast-moving river for a missing teen, rescuers were so exhausted they needed help out of the water.

Members of the swift-water rescue team methodically walked back and forth between the State Road 252 bridge and the Big Blue River dam in Edinburgh, where five teens had gone over the day before. Seventeen-year-old Jason Moran was still missing. They needed to find him.

For hours, Bargersville Fire Department Training Chief Eric Funkhouser walked step by step in a line with seven other firefighters as the river current tried to sweep them away.

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