Water rescue saves teen from flooded Clifty Creek

A teen boy was rescued from Clifty Creek in Columbus Monday evening.

The Columbus Township Fire & Rescue department is reporting that the Bartholomew County Water Rescue team was called to Clifty Park after the teen was seen struggling in the flooded creek, on the opposite shore from the park.

A Columbus police officer was first on the scene and found the boy holding onto a tree in the water, but he couldn’t move. The water rescue team launched an inflatable rescue boat and two rescue swimmers took the boat across the flooded creek to pick up the boy.

He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out.

Agencies that took part in the rescue also included the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, Columbus Police Department, Columbus Fire Department and Columbus Regional Health paramedics.