Two young girls rescued from Columbus creek

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (June 26, 2015) – Two young girls were rescued from a creek in Columbus Thursday evening.

According to a release, emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Clifty Creek, directly behind Clifty Park in regards to three juvenile girls who were in the water and needed assistance.

When crews arrived, one of the girls had made it out of the water, but two other girls age 16 and 11 were standing on rocks in the swift water.

Rescue crews tossed a “throw rope” to the girls, and they were brought safely to the shore.

They were checked by paramedics and released to family.

The girls reported that they had been on a sandbar when the younger girl wandered into the water and the older girls jumped into the water to assist her.

All three were then swept downstream by the swift current.