Muskingum River Rescue

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***** UPDATE *****

The kayaker pulled from the Muskingum River has died. The name of the victim has not been released yet.

The Falls Township Fire Department helped in the rescue of a subject that went over the dam at Ellis Lock.

The department said they were dispatched to the area just before 6p.m. on Sunday.

They reported the subject went over the dam in a personal watercraft and was in the water. They were able to remove the victim safely and quickly.

The victim was transported to Genesis Hospital. There’s no word on their condition at this time.

The fire department received assistance from the Dresden and Washington Township Fire Departments, The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office.

Falls Township also said several good Samaritan boaters assisted as well.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.