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Gowanda fire chief helps rescue two children from creek

Two children were rescued from a creek Tuesday with the help of the Gowanda Fire Department chief.

Fire Chief Nick Crassi said the boys, ages 4 and 9 years old, wandered away from their home on Perry Street and into Grannis Creek, a shallow creek behind where they live. It was about 4:30 p.m. when they were discovered in the creek, Crassi said.

"The kids ... followed each other and wandered off into the creek and were wading in the water and ice and everything. So Brook Fire Department got called, and when I got there there was a neighbor that was getting them out, and we just got the kids out and got them wrapped up and put them in the ambulances and transported them," Crassi said.

The children were transported to Brooks-TLC Health Systems for evaluation, Crassi added.

"It could have turned out bad and those things sometimes do," he said. "They're fine."

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