4 teens rescued from Pony Pasture Rapids

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Rescue crews had their hands full pulling four teenage boys from the rain-swollen James River today.

Police and fire were called out around noon after a report of four people stranded on a rock at the Pony Pasture Rapids section of the James River Park System in west Richmond.

With the help of a passing kayaker, they were able to rescue the four boys, including two who were swept downriver by the current.

None of the four was wearing a life jacket, a requirement when the river level exceeds five feet.

The river was well above that level today, at nearly seven and a half feet.

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