Police Rescue Wis. Girls From Lake | News
Two Fairmont police officials are credited with saving a pair of Wisconsin girls stuck in a Minnesota lake.
The girls, both 14-year-olds from River Falls, took a canoe out on Sisseton Lake in Fairmont on Thursday while in town with their families. According to the Fairmont Police Department, authorities were called to the lake around 1:10 p.m. on a report the girls were in the water and yelling for help.
Two members of the police department who responded to the scene noticed one of the girls was repeatedly dipping below the water level. As emergency personnel assembled rescue boats, the two police officials, an officer and a secretary, swam out to the girls and pulled them to shore.
The girls were examined by ambulance personnel and released to their parents. Neither was wearing a life vest.
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