3 rescued from swift water of South Platte River at Confluence Park in downtown Denver

DENVER - Authorities say three people who climbed into the South Platte River at Confluence Park Tuesday evening, were rescued by Denver Firefighters after they were swept downstream about two blocks.

7NEWS crews at the scene said rescuers used ropes to try and reach the two parents and their 10-year-old daughter.

Denver Fire said the parents were pulled from the water right away, but the girl was rescued further downstream under the 20th Street Bridge.

"Me and my wife, we went into the water, but the water took us and we couldn't do anything. The water goes fast -- really fast," said the girl's father.

The young girl was was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.

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