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Inmates Rescue Boys From Cold Water

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By Paul Johnson

Hazel Dell, Washington (CNN) - A group of inmates rescued a pair of boys from a cold Washington river Wednesday.
The boys' canoe capsized on Salmon Creek in Hazel Dell, Washington.
A 16-year-old was able to swim to shore, but an eight and ten-year-old were left clinging to debris in the water.
Three inmates on work release nearby saw the boys and jumped in to save them.
A technical rescue team then arrived to help pull the boys to shore.
Everyone's human and when you see someone in trouble you want to get out there and help them out. It's good to see anyone from any background assisting another person out there and young kids out there, actually. I tip my hat to them. The boys and two inmates were taken to the hospital for mild hypothermia.


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