Woodbine Search and Rescue was called to Cumberland Falls Monday after two people became trapped on a rock in the middle of the river.
Chief Rick Fore said rescue personnel paddled out to the rock about 300 yards below the falls to rescue the male subjects from the rock.
The individuals declined to give their names or make any statements as to how the incident occurred.
After being brought back to shore at the beach area, the individuals were reunited with a family member.
“They had some minor sunburns,” Fore said when asked if the individuals were injured.
Whitley County Emergency Management Director Danny Moses said the individuals had walked down to the beach area, which is open to the public.
They then entered the water at the edge of the beach closest to the falls.
While the water is calm in that area, it quickly picks up speed as it approaches the rocks and a series of rapids.
Search and rescue was paged to the scene at approximately 3:20 p.m. Once on the scene, the rescue crew carried the boat and equipment down the pathways to the beach area.
Once on the scene, Fore said it took approximately 20 minutes to complete the rescue.