Franklin man kayaking to raise money for drowning victims

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FRANKLIN, Ind (August 19, 2014)-- A Franklin resident is kayaking hundreds of miles to raise money for the families affected by the June swimming accident that killed two teenagers.

Five Franklin Community High School students were swimming in the Big Blue River in Edinburgh. Sarah McLevish went over the dam. Her four friends–Jason Moran, Michael Chadbourne, Trent Crabb, and Mark Nally–went after her, trying to save her.

CJ Cash, Franklin,  is passionate about kayaking, and he will travel over 150 miles to raise money for his community.  He leaves August, 29 from Central Sugar Creek and will make his way south into the Ohio River.

"It’s that feeling you need in these times when everything seems to go south," said Cash.

Cash has already raised $1,200, but he's hoping donate more as he begins his journey.

"The last thing these families should be thinking about is money," said Cash.

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