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12-year-old swept up in OC creek, rescued

December 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A 12-year-old girl was rescued Monday after she was swept into Santiago Creek at Hart Park in Orange.The girl and a friend were walking their dogs along the creek nearsouth Glassell Street about noon when the 12-year-old was swept up in the current after she dipped her feet in the water.

The girl's friend yelled for help and three nearby men ran over and puller her to safety. Authorities arrived on scene and paramedics took the girl to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Officials said this serves as a reminder to the public about the dangers of stepping into any body of water after recent heavy rainfall and flooding.

City News Service contributed to this report.