Conway, NH – A father and son are safe getting trapped on the Swift River. According to Conway Fire Chief Steve Solomon at around noon Saturday an 11-year-old boy got trapped in the rapids at the Lower Falls swimming area off of the Kancamagus Highway.
The boys father jumped in to help him from the water onto some rocks but ended up on a small piece of ledge and was unable to get back to shore.
Swift River rescue swimmers from the Conway Fire Department crossed the Swift River to the stranded pair and were able to get them to safety using life jackets, helmets, and ropes. The New
Hampshire State Marine Patrol issued a warning urging those recreating in rivers and streams to use caution saying that as a result of the rain the currents will be greatly increased. Adding that floating and underwater debris could prove inherently dangerous to those using the waters.