- Associated Press - Thursday, July 6, 2017

NEAR FALL CITY, Wash. (AP) - Nearly a dozen people are safe after two separate water rescues on the same river within hours of each other in Washington state.

KOMO-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2tjyKm6 ) that four people were rescued on the Snoqualmie River near Fall City, Washington around 6 p.m. Wednesday after they were seen clinging to a tree in the water.

Firefighters helped three people from the shore, using a system of ropes.

The fourth person was plucked off a log by a rescue boat and brought to shore.

About four hours later, a group of seven people were rescued after they got stuck on a sand bar.

Firefighters used their swift water rescue boat to help that group to shore.

No word yet if anyone was injured or how they ended up in the water.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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