Kayaker saves teen in Snohomish River

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SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) -- A kayaker happened to be in the right place Monday to help save a teenage girl stuck in the Snohomish River at Snohomish.

Shelly Allan of Snohomish saw the flashing emergency lights as fire department crews tried to reach the girl on a steep bank choked with vegetation. Allan held her head above water until a rescue boat arrived. The girl was taken to a hospital.

The Daily Herald reports (http://is.gd/4ksv0E ) she had gone into the water with a young man who was also trapped. He was able to climb out on a fire department ladder.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com