2 children and woman taken to hospital after Raleigh drowning call in Neuse River

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Three people — including two children — were transported to WakeMed after a drowning call Saturday afternoon in the Neuse River in Raleigh.

The incident was reported around 5:50 p.m. in the Neuse River near the Milburnie Rapids Bridge, which is near the River Beach area of the river and Raleigh Beach Road.

The incident happened when two young siblings were out too far in the river, according to Raleigh police.

The 26-year-old sister of the two siblings went into the river to retrieve the pair, but encountered trouble in the river during her attempt to help the children, Raleigh police said.

The woman was unconscious when she was pulled from the river, police said.

The three siblings were still at WakeMed late Saturday, but were in stable condition, police said. All three are expected to recover.

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