Throw Me A Line

Brittney Lohmiller/The Herald
Jasper Fire Department members Seth Eckstein, left, Robert Eckerle and Wayne Murry watched as Tim Berger, center, practiced using ropes and a life preserver to rescue a basketball Wednesday in the Patoka River. Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Jon Watkins led the group of Jasper firefighters, Dubois County Sheriff’s Office personnel and Indiana State Police troopers through training and had the group practice water rescue. Watkins held the training for the first time because of the upcoming development along the Riverwalk.

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