Three teens were rescued from the cold and fast-moving Kings River near Kings River Country Club on Wednesday evening.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 5:26 that three teens had been caught up in the current.
None of the teens, approximately 15 to 16 years old, had a raft or flotation device, the sheriff’s department said.
After arriving, rescuers searched for the boys and soon heard their screams for help. They were located about a half-mile downstream and brought to shore by rescuers.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department since April 14 has responded to eight fatal drownings and over 24 swift-water rescues in the county’s rivers.