UPDATE: Teens rescued at High Falls State Park, deputies hope to press charges
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- Monroe County first responders and Macon-Bibb's Rescue Dive Team rescued a boy and a girl "stuck" on the Towaliga River in High Falls State Park Tuesday night.
Crews retrieved the two from the water between 8-9 p.m. The rescue operation took about two hours.
Monroe County EMA director Matthew Perry confirmed both are 17-years-old. He said officials decided that a water rescue would be the safer option than a helicopter rescue.
"This is how firefighters die," Perry said. "Quit getting on the water -- we're tired of it."
WGXA has learned that Monroe Co. deputies plans to press charges against the teens for trespassing.
At least one person was taken to the hospital. Both were said to be in stable condition after the rescue.
Perry added that he's responsible for every person in that water and he wanted to make sure those first responders got out safely as well.
ORIGINAL STORY -- TUESDAY 8 P.M.
MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- Monroe County emergency workers are responding to a rescue at High Falls State Park.
Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Matthew Perry said a boy and girl are 'stuck' on the river just below the dam in the park.
Monroe County EMA, Fire Department, EMS and Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. Macon-Bibb's Rescue Dive Team are on scene as well.
There's no report yet on any injuries.
WGXA crews are headed to High Falls. Check back for updates.