WACO (September 29, 2013) -- Two teenagers were rescued from a fast moving creek Saturday.
Waco Police Officers and the Waco Fire Department were called out to the 1600 block of Cumberland Avenue around 6 p.m. Saturday for reports of two people trapped in a creek.
Officials say the 13 and 15 year old teenagers somehow ended up in the water around the 2300 block of Trice Avenue.
The current swept the kids down stream until they were finally able to grab on to a curb drain and call for help.
Nearby neighbors heard their screams and held on to the teens while dialing 911.
Neighbors say it only took officials about five minutes to arrive.
Waco Fire Department says they arrived to the scene to see people holding onto the victims arms and legs who were trapped under a curb drain.
Firefighters wrapped a rope around a tree and multiple police officers and firefighters held onto the rope while lowering a single firefighter into the water to rescue the teenagers one-by-one.
The neighbors say they held onto the kids while encouraging them they wouldn't let go until they were safely in the arms of the firefighter.
Fire officials say due to yesterday's rain, the creek water rose about three feet and was rapidly moving.
Officials also say not far from where the kids were rescued, the creek goes underground and doesn't resurface for about 100 feet.
The boy and girl were taken to an area hospital as a precautionary measure with cuts and bruises.