3 teenagers placed in handcuffs after being rescued near Monongahela River

DRAVOSBURG, Pa. — Three teenagers were placed in handcuffs after being rescued near the Monongahela River in Dravosburg, where emergency crews responded Wednesday afternoon.

Police told Channel 11 News that the teenagers ran away from a group home before they were spotted on railroad tracks.  As police approached along Washington Avenue and Dravosburg Road, the boys ran over a hillside and down to the river.

“Officer Sparks and Officer Gogo saw a young kid jump actually into the water and start to swim,” Duquesne Police Chief Scott Adams said.

Chopper 11 flew over the scene in the area of Washington Avenue about 1:30 p.m., when two of the teenagers were seen emerging from a wooded area along the river and getting into a rescue boat.

Once the boat reached a dock, they were handcuffed and placed in a police vehicle.

Shortly before 2 p.m., the third teenager was seen coming out of a wooded area and getting into a boat before being handcuffed.

No one suffered any injuries.

It was unclear what punishment the teenagers might face, but police said they were happy to be able to safely locate and rescue all three.