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June 5, 2011 - 3:33pm

Possible drowning reported on Gilmore Road, Indian Falls

posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, indian falls.

A possible drowning is reported in the creek behind the Log Cabin Restaurant in Indian Falls. The location is 1227 Gilmore Road, by the falls.

It's unknown whether the person is out of the water.

Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding along with Mercy medics. The Genesee County Rope Rescue Team is called to assemble and stand by.

UPDATE 3:34 p.m.: The person is out of the water. All response units, except Mercy medics, are cancelled.

UPDATE 3:37 p.m.: Person fell about 20 feet into the water and got "the wind knocked out of him." He was in the water for a short period of time and is now on land, conscious and alert. Pembroke fire is continuing to the scene, non-emergency. The man is between 19 and 20 years old and complaining of neck and back pain.

Dave Olsen
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I moved to Indian Falls with my parents in 1973. I believe this has happened at least once every year since then. Some have resulted in death. For anyone reading this, there is a very strong whirlpool effect at the bottom of the falls creating a very powerful undertow which will drag you under the falls. VERY Dangerous for the swimmer and for the rescuers who will go in to get your dumb dead ass. I'm glad this kid only got the wind knocked out of him. He's very lucky.
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I love swimming there, I go like 2-3 times a week during the summer!

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