IN police rescue 5 boaters who got lost on river

BASS LAKE, IN (AP) - Northwestern Indiana police have rescued five boaters who got lost on a tributary of the Kankakee River after losing their boat's oars.

The Starke County Sheriff's Department rescued the boaters about 1 a.m. Monday from the Yellow River and took them back to their vehicles in the northern part of the county.

Police got a call late Sunday night from a man who said he and four friends had gotten their boat to shore after losing their oars and getting lost on the river.

After their rescue, the boaters were issued citations for having too many people in the boat and for not wearing life jackets.

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