Firefighters rescue father and two children from deadly river current

박세진 기자() | Posted : July 25, 2017, 17:17 | Updated : July 25, 2017, 17:17

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A 41-year-old father and two children managed to save their lives, clinging to a rock together until firefighters swam across with ropes after they were swept down a swollen river.

The father identified by his surname Lee and his teenage son and daughter faced a risky situation while swimming in a river in Inje, some 129 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Seoul, to beat a heat wave after heavy downpours, firefighters said.

As the raging currents carried them down, the three found a rock in the middle of the river and luckily, a villager passing by heard their desperate cries for help and called the rescuers, according to the Inje Fire Station. No injuries were reported with the father just showing minor scratches.
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