NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - A mother and her child were rescued Saturday after a stranger pulled them from the White River.
According to the Noblesville Fire Department, a mother and her two children were playing by the riverbank near Potter Bridge in Hamilton County when one of the children fell into the White River and was swept away by the current.
The mother jumped into the river to attempt to rescue the child and was caught herself by the current.
Firefighters said the second child then jumped into the river to try to help her mother.
That's when Cicero resident David Norton jumped into the river and pulled the woman and one of her children to safety, according to firefighters. The other child was able to hang onto a tree until rescuers arrived.
The mother and both children were treated and released at the scene, according to Rick Russell, spokesman for the Noblesville Fire Department.
"If it were not for the actions of Dave Norton, today's incident could have had a tragic outcome," Russell said.
Russell said Norton planned to go home and try to relax for the rest of the day.
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