SEATTLE – Authorities say five children were pulled from the water near Seattle’s Discovery Park and taken to a hospital.
The Seattle Fire Department said on Twitter at about 4:30 p.m. Friday that one girl and four boys between the ages of 10 and 11 were rescued from Puget Sound waters.
The fire department said one child was in critical condition and one was in serious condition.
Hamish Ray told KOMO-TV that he had gone to the beach after flying in from London and that he saw signs of trouble with a group of swimming kids.
He said he and a friend ran into the water and found one child face down and others screaming. He said they struggled with a strong current but were able to bring kids to shore.
Multiple news outlets reported the children were with more than 100 kids at the park for a day camp.
No further information was immediately released.
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