A search and rescue team was called out after a boat overturned Thursday night in the Yosemite Lakes area of the Fresno River, throwing four teens into the water, said the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue Team was called out to Road 400 and Yosemite Springs Parkway around 6 p.m. to rescue one of the teens, who was on a boat with three others who were reported to be between 17 and 18 years old, the Sierra Star reported.
The four had been traveling on the Fresno River when their boat hit an object and capsized just behind Rivergold Elementary School, the Sierra Star reported. Three of the teens were able to swim to safety, but one was stuck on an island and had to be pulled to shore with the help of ropes.
There were no reports of injuries, according to the Sierra Star, and drugs or alcohol were not believed to be factors.
The water levels are extremely high in the river, according to the Sheriff’s Office.