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Rescuers save 4 rafters thrown into Yakima River

YAKIMA -- Rescuers saved four women who were thrown into the Yakima River after their raft overturned Tuesday evening in Yakima when it hit a downed tree.

The sheriff's office said two men who were with them made it to shore, but the women were stranded on a rock bar. Two of the woman had to be carried to ambulances because of possible hip and leg injuries. All were checked at a hospital.

None of the six young people were wearing life jackets.

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