Two men ended up clinging to their upside-down ATVs in the West Fork of the Trinity River Thursday night after they attempted to ride across the water, first responders said.
When the all-terrain vehicles flooded with water, the two were swept downstream, Lt. Kyle Falkner, a fire department spokesman, wrote in a news release.
One man called 911 from a cell phone about 6 p.m., Falkner said.
Firefighters had to hike about a mile to reach the men. A diver swam to the men with two life jackets, and then the three were dragged to shore by a rope pulled by firefighters on land, Falkner said.
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The incident was roughly in the 3400 block of High River Road in far east Fort Worth.
Back on land, MedStar crews assessed their condition. They were not injured, a MedStar spokesman said. — Monica S. Nagy