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By Mary Pickels 

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:06 a.m.

Two hearing-impaired kayakers on the Conemaugh River were too exhausted to make the return trip to their vehicle Monday evening, and turned to social media for assistance with contacting 911.

Terry Shepherd, first assistant chief with Blairsville Volunteer Fire Department, said the two men set out from the Market Street boat launch in the Indiana County borough in separate kayaks.

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