Officers rescue man from White River in Owen County

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Police and conservation officers rescued a man from an Owen County river Wednesday.

Officers say Michael Voskoboynik, 49, was canoeing on the White River with a school group between Gosport and Spencer when he fell from his canoe. Bystanders heard him call for help and called 911.

Owen County Sheriff's Department deputies found Voskoboynik hanging onto a tree branch and were able to get a rope to him from the shore. They pulled him to shore with the help of Indiana State Police troopers at the scene.

Voskoboynik was wearing a life jacket and was not hurt in the incident.