- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) - Officials say a 14-year-old boy was rescued after he was swept downstream at a swimming area in New Hampshire.

WMUR-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1IgKkRR ) Conway Fire’s Swift Water Rescue Team arrived at the Lower Falls Recreation Area around 11 a.m. Monday with the U.S. Forest Service after receiving reports of a person trapped on a rock in the Swift River.

The teen had been swept downstream and was holding onto a rock just above the falls.

A rescuer swam to the boy and descended over the falls with him. They were helped back to shore.

Officials say Sunday’s rain caused the river to run high, creating a risk that the boy could have been swept downstream faster than rescuers could get to him.

The teen was not injured.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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