Photo by Bruce Garner
Three female UTC students were canoeing Wednesday afternoon and stopped at Maclellan Island. They apparently did not secure their canoe and it floated downstream. Spectators on the nearby Walnut Street Bridge said the students started swimming toward the canoe, but they yelled for them not to try it.. Someone called 911 and a city fireboat was sent to the scene. Fortunately, some nearby kayakers saw what was happening and towed their canoe to them. The fireboat gave the UTC students a lift to the shore.