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Two kids rescued from icy Wisconsin River in Portage

PORTAGE (WKOW) -- First responders from Portage Police, Portage Fire and Aspirus Divine Savior EMS rescued two kids from the Wisconsin River Thursday evening.

Officers found a 12-year-old 20-30 yards out on the ice.

Officers used a ResQ disc and the child was able to wrap the rope around their body.

The victim was pulled safely to shore. A second juvenile had fallen in close to shore -- they were quickly pulled in safely.

The two victims were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Matthew Cash

Senior Executive Producer

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