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Two Die After Rescue Attempt At Delaware Dam

The Delaware Dam located in Delaware County, Ohio.
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The Delaware Dam located in Delaware County, Ohio.

Authorities say a high school student who fell into a river and a man who tried to rescue him both died in an incident that left two other teens hospitalized.

The three teens apparently were part of a larger group who were exploring and fishing on the spillway side of the Delaware Dam on Tuesday night. The teens were somehow swept into the Olentangy River and began to struggle in the current.

Twenty-year-old Melvin Guerra Salvador, of Columbus, jumped in the water and attempted a rescue, but he and 17-year-old Nabin Bhandari, a Columbus resident who attended Westerville Central High School, both died a short time later.

The two other teenagers suffered undisclosed injuries and are being treated at a hospital.

Associated Press