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Arlington firefighters rescue children from floodwaters


In Arlington, a 14-year-old boy and his 10-year-old sister were playing in a creek Monday afternoon behind their home near Texas 360 in east Arlington when the storm moved in, said Arlington Fire Battalion Chief David Stapp. It was just a torrential rain, and the bottom just fell out on them, he said. The girl grabbed onto something in the water and held on, but her brother was swept about a quarter-mile downstream into Grand Prairie. Their 8-year-old sister escaped the water, scaled an 8-foot fence and knocked on a neighbor’s door.

“She was screaming, ‘Call 911! My sister and brother are in the water!’ ” said the neighbor, Edith Bright.

Rescuers pulled the 10-year-old girl from the creek near Gilbert Circle and rescued her brother. The children were treated for minor injuries.

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