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Teen missing after swimming near Edinburgh dam




3:30 p.m.
 
A Department of Natural Resources spokesperson said the two teens pulled from the river are in grave condition.
 
The search has now shifted to recovery mode, meaning that emergency crews will take more precautions when searching for the teen still missing in the Big Blue River.
 
2:45 p.m.
 
Here is what we are learning:
 
* Five teens were swimming upstream from the dam in the Big Blue River in Edinburgh. The current swept a girl over the dam, and the boys went over the dam to help her. The teens were sucked into a boil, which is described as an area of rapidly moving, swirling water that is difficult to escape. Two teens got out on their own, and two others were rescued.
 
* One teen is still missing. Indiana Department of Natural Resources and local emergency crews are conducting water and shore-based searches. The search is still in "rescue mode."
 
* The two teens were were rescued are 16 years old and live in Johnson County. They were pulled unconscious from the water by passersby, who administered CPR. They were taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital, then flown to a hospital in Indianapolis.
 
EARLIER
 
Police are searching for a teenager who is missing after he jumped off a dam near Edinburgh and never surfaced from the water.

Franklin Fire Department's water rescue team, divers from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and other agencies are looking for the 17-year-old boy, fire department spokesman Brad Epperson said.

The teen and two other people jumped off the dam about 12:15 p.m. Two of the people were pulled out of the water unconscious and given CPR, Epperson said. The third person has not been located yet.

The fire department did not have any names or information on the other two people at this time.

 

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