Sheriff's office: 2 teen boys stranded on Yakima River island are rescued


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YAKIMA, Washington — A Yakima County sheriff's officer says two teenage boys who found themselves stranded on an island in the Yakima River have been rescued by the county's swift water rescue team.

Sgt. Ed Levesque (Le-VECK) said Monday night that the boys, ages 15 and 16, had been fishing on the river in a small raft. The raft was forced up on the island by the current and got punctured in the process.

The sheriff's office got a report about the boys' plight Monday evening.

The sergeant says the boys were not hurt. Neither was wearing a life jacket.

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