Dayton, Ohio – On Friday afternoon, three young people were pulled from the Great Miami River and received medical attention.
According to the initial reports of the incident, three children were found in the river around noon.
According to Mike Rice, Deputy Chief of the Dayton Fire Department, the children were swimming in the river when they started to have difficulty breathing and were struggling for their lives.
The crews spotted the children holding onto a ladder that was part of a feature in the river when they arrived.
Two rescue boats were deployed in the water to save the children. None of them was seriously hurt.
According to authorities, the children did not have any kind of life jacket or floating gear with them and were rescued from an area that is not designated for swimming.