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2 teens hospitalized after Poudre River rescue

By: Cassa Niedringhaus, The Coloradoan
June 18, 2017 Updated: June 18, 2017 at 10:24 pm
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Dozens of emergency crews responded to rescue two teenage boys after they tubed over a low-head dam on the Poudre River on Sunday.

The 911 call came in about 5:30 p.m., after the teenagers had been swept over the dam near where the river passes under Rist Canyon Road. They were both rescued and hospitalized.

First responders staged in the 4800 block of Rist Canyon Road, near Bellvue. They rescued a 16-year-old on an inner tube in the Watson Lake area of the Poudre River, according to Poudre Fire Authority. The teenager, who was alert and talking, was stuck in the dam, and firefighters threw a rope to him. Firefighters and bystanders pulled him to shore, and he was hospitalized at Poudre Valley Hospital.

Read the full story at coloradoan.com.

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