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West Mercia Police are warning people about the dangers of swimming or playing near open water after two children had to be pulled from a river in Worcestershire this lunchtime.
An 11-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister were swimming in the River Arrow near Dolphin Road in Redditch shortly before 12:35pm.
They were rescued by a man and a woman who were walking nearby who heard the children's cries for help.
Both were taken to hospital where they are understood to be in a stable condition.
Detective Inspector Vikki Reay of West Mercia Police
West Midlands Ambulance say the two children who were seen in difficullty in the River Arrow had been pulled form the water by the time crew arrived.
A spokeswoman said:
Two children are in hospital after they got into trouble in the River Arrow in Worcestershire.
It's after reports a 6-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were in difficulty in the water just off Dolphin Road in Redditch.
Two children have been rescued after getting into trouble in the River Arrow in Worcestershire.
A six-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy were pulled from the water just off Dolphin Road in Redditch at lunchtime today.
The girl was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital for treatment while it is thought the boy was taken to Alexandra Hospital.