Aug 5, 2013 2:47 PM by Q2 News Staff
UPDATE - MILES CITY - Two girls were rescued from the Yellowstone River near Miles City over the weekend.
The two girls were wading in the Yellowstone Sunday afternoon, when they stepped into a deep channel of the river and were swept downstream.
Miles City Fire Chief Dale Berg says the older girls, a 14-year-old, was rescued and required resuscitation at the scene.before being flown to Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
The girl has since been transfered to St. Vincent Health Care in Billings where she is currently being treated in the ICU.
The other girl, a 10-year-old, was treated at the healthcare center and released.
Chief Berg says neither of the girls were wearing a life jacket. He urges the public to wear a flotation device if they plan on being around any body of water.
He also mentioned there are alternative locations for youth to swim in Miles City, including the swimming pool and Spotted Eagle Recreation area. While water levels in the Yellowstone River are usually low this time of year, Berg says they are higher than usual due to the recent rainfall.
BILLINGS- Two young girls were rescued from the Yellowstone River on Sunday in or near Miles City.
Miles City Fire Rescue reported through Facebook Sunday night that fire crews were joined by the Miles City Police Department, the Custer County Sheriff's Office, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Park and several bystanders in pulling the two young girls from the river.
Upon their recovery, one of the girls had to be resuscitated before both victims were transported to Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City.
Miles City Fire Rescue concluded its post by reminding the public to be safe in water.
The original post reads as follows:
This afternoon MCFR responded and rescued two young girls from the Yellowstone river with assistance from several bystanders and MCPD, Custer County Sheriff's Office, and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. A total of five people ended up in the river.The two girls were swimming in the Yellowstone when one went under, and the other attempted to rescue her. One of the girls had to be resuscitated by MCFR at the scene. Two patients were transported to HRH. A total of 7 fire apparatus and 13 Firefighters from MCFR responded to the call. MCFR would like to remind everyone to please be safe in and around the water.