Two kayakers rescued near Menasha Dam

MENASHA, Wis. - Two kayakers were rescued from the Fox River near the Menasha Dam Friday after hanging onto cable guide wires across the river until help arrived.

Neenah-Menasha Fire and Rescue responded to a call of two kayakers near the dam west of the Racine Street bridge around noon, according to Capt. Troy Jahns with Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue.

One of the people was able to get to the side of a Good Samaritan's boat, who brought them to shore, Capt. Jahns said.

The second person was rescued after crews threw a rescue rope, which the person was able to attach themselves to and be pulled onto the landing under the bridge.

The man and women, who are from Washington, were transported to a hospital for evaluation, according to Capt. Jahns.

"My advice to people is to stay away from that area," said Capt. Jahns.

He said there's a lot of current and no reason to go close to that area in a kayak or un-motorized boat. 

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