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Swimmers rescued from Yarra River in dramatic fashion

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Two people have been dramatically rescued by the police air wing after becoming trapped on the Yarra River last night.

They had gone for a swim in the warm weather.

But trouble quickly struck, with a 28-year-old woman hurting herself on rocks at Dights Falls shortly after 7pm.

A friend of the woman, a 28-year-old man, went to her assistance and both became trapped due to fast moving currents.

The pair were airlifted to safety – they were dropped at nearby Victoria Park – and the woman was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

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