Two children rescued from N. Ind. river

WISH File Photo (Marcus Collins)
WISH File Photo (Marcus Collins)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two children were rescued from the St. Joseph River in South Bend by people who saw them struggling in the water.

Fire Department officials say the children were swimming in the river near the city’s downtown Monday evening when they tried to swim back but couldn’t fight the current.

Battalion Chief Marc Catanzarite tells WSBT-TV that a jogger saw a boy’s hand sticking out of the water and was able to pull him out.

The rescue happened near where a 25-year-old woman fell into the river and died last week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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