3 men canoeing Ohio River for suicide prevention

(CLEVELAND) - Three young men are canoeing the Ohio River. They're the youngest men in history to do it and it's all being done to begin a conversation about mental health. 

Jackson Gray and Tyler Brezina from Canton and Quinton Couch from the Cinncinati area are buddies,  755 miles in and 9 days out of completing their goal of canoeing the entire Ohio River from Pittsburgh to Illinois. They call it Race The River 2017. 

"I lost my best friend to suicide in 2014," said Gray. "I wanted to do something about it but I wasn't sure what." 

Gray says this whole trip is being done to start a conversation about suicide and let people realize they're not alone and can get help before it's too late. They're raising money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Click here for more information on their journey 

Gray is a student at Miami University, Brezina is a student at Bowling Green State University and Couch is a graduate of Miami University.

(Photo provided by Race The River 2017)


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