Wabash Art professor Kristen Wilkins and her fiance Jaysen Harris were credited with saving a young man form the Wabash river this past Saturday. †Evidently the young man was fishing when strong currents caused the boat to break away and start racing down the swollen river. The occupants jumped for a tree, but the young man wasn’t able to make it and was carried down the river.

Wilkins and Harris saw the young man struggling and jumped into the river, fueled by recent heavy rains. They ere able to bring the young man to safety. The Tippecanoe Sheriff’s office credited them with saving the young man’s life stating he would have certainly been swept away if not for their actions.

Kristen Wilkins – art professor AND heroine.