Two Indiana teens rescued from icy river after 'log-hopping adventure' goes awry

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Indiana Teens Rescued After Falling Into Icy River

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Two Indiana teens were rescued from icy rivers Monday afternoon after a "log-hopping adventure" went awry, WXIN reported.

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The teens, ages 17 and 18, were hiking along Buck Creek when they fell into the cold water shortly before 4 p.m., Indianapolis Fire Department officials told the television station.

Fire officials rescued the teens after they spent "30 frigid minutes" on a pile of logs after scrambling out of the river, WRTV reported. Neither teen had a cellphone, but a passerby saw them and alerted police, the television station reported.

"Had they stayed on the normal path, they would've been fine," Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman Rita Reith told WRTV.

Neither teen was injured, WXIN reported.

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