AUGUSTA — Firefighters were called to the Kennebec River this afternoon when a teenager out for a swim got swept down river.

The unidentified teen, and juveniles who were with him and assisted in his rescue, were not hurt, said Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette.

Firefighters were called to the east side of the river around 3 p.m., after a teen was reportedly caught in the current. Audette said the teens were swimming in front of Mill Park when one of them drifted with the current. The teens two friends grabbed a log from shore and assisted the drifting teen. All three made their way low tide area where they could stand. Augusta Rescue helped lead the teens to shore.

Audette said there is a strong current in the area making it less than an ideal area for a swim. “It’s not a good idea,” he said.

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