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Firefighters rescue boy and girl from raging river in Hilo

Hawaii island firefighters rescued a 10-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl found clinging to a rock in the middle of raging river waters in Hilo Monday.

Firefighters responded to a call of two children caught in a flash flood and swept away in the Wailuku River at about 5:20 p.m., according to a Hawaii County Fire Department news release.

A rescue helicopter equipped with a Billy Pugh net lowered a firefighter to the children and rescued them from the swift waters.

They were taken to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.

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