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Camp Pendleton Marines rescue family from Kern River

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Posted at 6:13 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 21:15:18-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Two Camp Pendleton Marines are being credited with rescuing a family in Bakersfield Tuesday afternoon.

According to KGET, Marines Andrew Lucas and Dustin reed, who are both Bakersfield natives, saw a woman who needed help rescuing her sister from the Kern River at Hart Park.

The two rushed over to help when they realized the woman was hanging onto a tree branch, struggling to get out of the water. Her sister was trying to pull her from the river.

KGET reports that her sister’s ex-boyfriend was also stuck trying to hold her from being swept away by the current.

When rescue crews arrived on scene, Lucas and Reed had already brought the family to safety.