Agency: Man rescued from top of dam in west-central Indiana

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BRIDGETON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says an 18-year-old man has been rescued from the top of a low-head dam in west-central Indiana.

The agency said in a news release early Monday that the man from Mecca jumped from a road into a creek in Bridgeton. The current was too swift for him to get to shore, and he grabbed onto a log stuck at the top of the dam.

According to the agency, a conservation officer used a rope retrieval system to pull the man to safety. The agency says the man had no serious injuries, but could face a misdemeanor charge of criminal recklessness.

The Department of Natural Resources says low-head dams are dangerous, especially when waters are high. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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