Six people were rescued from the Chattahoochee River Saturday afternoon in the Vinings area, the Atlanta Police Department said.
Shortly before 4 p.m., the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department responded to the 3700 block of Cochise Drive after a staffer at a nearby school reported there was a group of people in the river in distress, police said. The school employee directed firefighters to the location while speaking to them over the phone.
“In the rear of a residence, firefighters discovered six people in the water, with one female holding onto a limb with one hand and holding a tube connected to the remaining five victims in the other,” police wrote in a news release.
Firefighters then made their way down the bank using a rope and suspended a pike pole for the female to grip, police said. Once stabilized, firefighters suspended a roof ladder into the water so the people could exit the river and climb up the bank.
No injuries were reported, according to police.