Two people, dog rescued from Cuyahoga River in Kent

(Photo courtesy: Kent Fire Department)

KENT, Ohio– The number of people rescued from the Cuyahoga River in Kent continues to rise.

The Kent Fire Department said it was called at about 5:20 p.m. Monday for two people in the water. The man, woman and dog were tossed from their inflatable rafts and were found on the island just south of the Main Street bridge.

It took about an hour to get them to shore. No one was injured.

According to the department, three other kayakers helped in the rescue.

“They provide a perfect example of who belongs on the river- those who are equipped properly and have the training/experience to do so,” the fire department said.

About two dozen people have been pulled from the water in less than a month.

Fire officials asked people to stay out of the river because of high water and strong currents.

“You are not only putting your life at risk, but you are also risking the lives of our first responders,” the department said.

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