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Teen recovers after river rescue at Sequoia National Park

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First responders say the girl had been swimming in the river at Hospital Rock when strong currents swept her 500 feet downstream and through rapids. (KFSN)

A 17-year-old girl is recovering Sunday after getting swept down a river in the Sequoia National Park.

First-responders say the girl had been swimming in the river at Hospital Rock when strong currents swept her 500 feet downstream and through rapids.

They say she found a rock to grab onto and park visitors pulled her to safety.

The girl was taken to the hospital where she was treated for shortness of breath and pain where she had hit rocks in the river.

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