Student Rafters Rescued from River
Five Binghamton University students are okay after several had to be fished out of the Susquehanna River.
City Fire Department officials say the students, none of whom was wearing a personal flotation device, launched rafts from Confluence Park at around 3:30 p.m. May 19.
The boats got hung up on a pipe that goes across the river east of the University Plaza off the Vestal Parkway.
Three students got themselves out but the other two were rescued by emergency responders.
Boating on the river is not illegal but officials caution the rivers are dangerous, especially since they are running high.
The incident happened only a couple days after Binghamton and Johnson City fire rescue boats were deployed to rescue a man and his dog from the Susquehanna near Confluence Park.