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Swept-away swimmers rescued in Alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA - Two Alexandria girls escaped a near drowning Thursday morning.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Chelsea Lane, 13, and Nicole Currier, 8, were swimming in the Lake Cowdry-Darling channel when the current overtook both of them shortly before 11 a.m.

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The current brought the two girls into deeper territory and both were unable to stay above the water.

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