By: David Strege
Three boys who capsized their canoe and found themselves in the raging waters of Salmon Creek in Hazel Dell, Washington, on Wednesday were rescued by prison inmates who happened to be nearby on a work detail, one which they hadn’t originally been scheduled to do. They were filling in for another crew, and were just about to leave the area. KPTV.com has the story:
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The kids weren’t identified, but their ages were 16, 10 and 8, and they were reportedly wearing life vests.
“We just thought it was some kids screaming until we seen their two heads bobbing in the water with the canoe upside-down,” crew member Nelson Pettis told KPTV. “They were coming down over flooded Salmon Creek. It was raging pretty fast.”
Pettis took off his jacket and dove into the frigid creek, letting the current take him down until he could get to a spot where his feet hit ground.
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