12-year-old boy rescued from swollen Iowa river

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has been rescued from the swollen Wapsipinicon (wahp-sih-PIH’-nih-kihn) River in eastern Iowa.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were sent to a rural spot northwest of Central City about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The boy had waded into the river, but the high way and swift current prevented his return to dry land.

The deputies determined that a boat was needed to help the boy, so a county conservation resource officer responded with one. The boy soon was plucked from the river and taken to safety.

The sheriff’s office says he wasn’t injured.

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