Crews Rescue 3 Stranded in Schuylkill River After Canoe Capsizes

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Authorities say three people had to be rescued after their canoe capsized in a rain-swollen river in eastern Pennsylvania.
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Hikers crossing the Schuylkill River on a trail bridge saw the canoers and called 911 about noon Sunday.
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That happened in Union Township, Berks County, near Birdsboro.
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The Birdsboro Union Fire Department responded and found three people hanging onto branches in the river. Monarch Fire Company assisted in making the water rescue.
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Steve Dragon, a spokesman for the fire department, says the boaters weren't badly injured but did take a risk trying to float down the rain-swollen river.
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Dragon says the river is running "high and fast'' after heavy rains in the last 10 days.
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