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Man credited in rescue of woman, child from river

Man credited with preventing tragedy by rescuing woman, he child from rain-swollen river
Posted on Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 23, 2014 at 5:11 p.m.

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Central Indiana authorities say a man who jumped into the rain-swollen White River to rescue a woman and her child likely saved them from drowning.

Noblesville Fire Division Chief Rick Russell says the woman was playing Saturday afternoon along the river with her two children when her son fell into the water and was swept away.

The woman jumped in after him, but both were in trouble.

Russell says bystander David Norton jumped into the river and pulled the woman and the boy to dry land. He says that if the Cicero man had not acted the pair may have drowned.

Russell says the woman’s daughter jumped in the river to help her mother but grabbed onto a tree until police and fire personnel brought all four individuals to safety.

 FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, vehicles pay tolls as they enter the Indiana Toll Road near Angola, Ind. The state agency that oversees the Indiana Toll Road has given the tollway's private operator until late November 2014 to show that it's meeting its obligations to lenders amid reports the company may sell its toll road lease as part of a possible bankruptcy filing.  (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

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