From the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company:
Two girls, ages 16 and 17, were rescued from atop a rock in Winters Run on Thursday afternoon after they were swept away by the current while swimming in the water.
Just before 5:50 pm, emergency personnel were dispatched to Winters Run, near the 2300 block of Winters Run Road, in Joppa where a group of juveniles were swimming and two had been swept downstream.
After being carried away by the water, the girls were able to climb on to a rock, where they shouted for help, leading their friends called 911. Forty-five personnel from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Abingdon Fire Company, and Harford County Technical Rescue Team responded to the emergency call.
The girls were given life jackets to wear and, at 6:30 pm, a TRT member, attached to a rescue rope, entered the water and initiated the rescue. By 6:34 pm, he had pulled both girls safely to shore and was out of the water. The girls were uninjured.
Photo courtesy of the Joppa-Magnolia VFC.