Warning signs planned at dam where teens killed

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EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Few people have been swimming or fishing around a small dam on a central Indiana river where a swimming accident killed two teenagers and badly injured another last month.

Local officials are also talking about putting up signs to warn people about the swirling water that forms with the Big Blue River is high around the dam at Edinburgh.

Nancy Jessie works at a bait shop near the dam. She tells the Daily Journal she hasn’t seen anyone swimming in the river since the June 6 accident and that fewer people are fishing.

Last month’s accident killed two teenage boys who tried to rescue a female friend from Franklin Community High School who was swept over the dam. Sixteen-year-old Sarah McLevish has remained hospitalized with brain injuries.

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Information from: Daily Journal, http://www.dailyjournal.net

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