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Boy rescued after he was swept away by floodwater while riding bike in Park City

Search and rescues at Fall River Lake in Kansas

The Kansas Wildlife Parks & Tourism is conducting search and rescue operations at Fall River Lake. (May 25, 2019)
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The Kansas Wildlife Parks & Tourism is conducting search and rescue operations at Fall River Lake. (May 25, 2019)

One boy rescued another boy who was swept away by floodwater Sunday afternoon, Park City police said.

Officers were called at around 3 p.m. to a reported submersion at Hap McLean Park, the department said in a Facebook post. Chisholm Creek passes through that area.

“Witnesses said a 12-year-old boy had ridden his bicycle around the closed gate at the low water bridge, near the park’s entrance at Hydraulic,” police said. “The rapid and deep water swept the boy away from his bicycle and down the swollen creek.

“A 16-year-old boy saw what happened, and ran to an overhanging limb some 100 yards downstream. He was able to grab onto the 12-year-old and pull him from the water.”

Paramedics released the younger boy to a parent at the scene.

More than 20 students had to be rescued after their school bus headed for Raytown South High School got stuck in high waters near Hickman and Oldham in Kansas City, Mo.

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