PennLive.com: Newslogs#156703: A teen-age boy was rescued from a flood-swollen creek in northern Dauphin County Thursday afternoon after he ran into trouble and was abandoned by three companions as the boys rode rapids created by the recent rains.
Three boys made it safely down the stream, but one didn't. The others didn't hang around to help, said Carl Slough, chief of Liberty Hose Company. "They left their friend stranded," Slough said. "They went home. All three were scared that they were in trouble, and they didn't bother looking for him."
The boy, who was not named, was found about 2 p.m. after an employee at a Lykens business heard his calls for help. The boy was clinging to one of the large rocks that populate the normally shallow Rattling Creek, said Carl Slough, chief of Liberty Hose Company.
"The rescue didn't take that long," Slough said. A firefighter eased carefully out on a ladder to the boy, grabbed him and pulled him onto the ladder. The boy was examined by an ambulance crew and taken to Harrisburg Hospital. His condition was not known last night.