The crew with Harrison Police & Fire Canoeing for a Cure prepares to continue their journey on the Whitewater River in Cedar Grove Thursday morning.
(Cedar Grove, Ind.) - Four local policemen and firefighters are in the midst of a 75 mile canoe and kayak trip down the Whitewater River.
Eagle 99.3 has previously told you about the Harrison Police and Fire Canoeing for a Cure. Harrison Police Captain Jack Tremain, Officer Bill Staggs, Harrison Fire Chief Rob Hursong, and his son and firefighter Robbie Hursong began their river trip in Cambridge City, Indiana and made it to Cedar Grove in Franklin County Thursday morning.
“Look for us along the way and cheer us on. It’s been a great time. It really has,” Tremain said of the trip so far.
Canoeing for a Cure is not only for an adventure for the four career first responders. It’s also helping to fight cancer. The group has raised more than $5,000 for the American Cancer Society, Tremain said.
The trip has been full of surprises so far. They’ve seen five bald eagles along the river. About every member has capsized their kayak at some point. Tremain said the task has been a little bit tougher than expected.
What’s not been surprising in the amount of support the police and firefighters have received.
“People at the campgrounds have poured out and opened their arms to everything we’re doing here,” said Tremain.
The group will stop overnight at the Harrison VFW Duwell Post to camp out. They hit the water again early Friday morning and plan to end their trip sometime that afternoon at the Tanners Creek Boat Ramp in Lawrenceburg. Tremain said they estimate to arrive at around 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to come congratulate the crew on the successful completion of their trip.
You can follow the group's progress on the Harrison Police & Fire Canoeing for a Cure Facebook page.