Four people were rescued from the Yellowstone River Monday.  According to Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Paris, the situation could have turned deadly.  KTVQ.com reports that deputies responded to a call of three people– two juveniles and one adult– stranded near the Washington Street bridge on the Yellowstone River on Monday evening at around 6:30.

Paris said they found two adults and two juveniles, who had cheap inflatables in the fast moving water, and the four of them washed up into a tree snag.  Sgt. Paris said of their inflatables [quote] “They had nothing they should have been in the river with,” [end quote].  One of the adults was able to swim to shore on her own, but none of them– including the kids– were wearing life jackets.  Four deputies in a boat were able to rescue the others.