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Kayakers rescued from river at Warrandyte

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07 Oct 2016
Two women have been rescued from the Yarra River, following a kayaking accident in Warrandyte today.

The duo was kayaking near Warrandyte-Heidelberg Road when their boat got caught on a tree in the middle of the river just before 11am.

The kayak was overturned and the boaters were ejected.

They managed to cling onto a branch until help arrived.

MFB specialist marine crews, along with firefighters from Richmond and Greensborough, rushed to the scene to assist in the rescue efforts with CFA, SES and Victoria Police.

In windy conditions, the women were pulled from the water, a little cold, but uninjured.

They are currently being treated by paramedics from Ambulance Victoria.

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