TROY — There were some tense moments for First Responders after a group of juveniles decided to use their time out of school to play around the rain-swollen Great Miami River on Thursday.
A Miami County Sheriff’s Deputy was flagged down on State Route 41 at the Broadford Bridge around 12:30 p.m. by a juvenile who reported that some friends had crossed through high water and were stranded and could not make it back to safety.
Troy Fire Department was dispatched, along with a medic unit and boat crews.
As crews and equipment arrived on the scene, it was discovered that three juveniles who were apparently trapped on a small island in the river had managed to make their way back across and on to the bike path.
Deputies had a talk with the group of four kids and contacted their parents to advise them of the danger of being near the river with the dangerously high waters.