HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two teenagers are safe after being rescued from the Connecticut River in Hartford.

Police say the two boys were walking across a railroad trestle near Riverside Park Sunday when they fell into the river that was swollen from snow melt and recent rains.

The youths were found clinging to a tree branch about 50 yards from shore. Police say their cries were help were heard by a man who was walking along the waterfront.

Authorities say the boys were finally brought to shore about three or four hours after their ordeal began. They were taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where they were treated for exposure and released.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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