Three teenagers possibly swept away in drainage ditch

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Firefighters responded to a report of three teenagers stuck in a flooded drainage ditch Thursday night.

The ditch is in the 4300 block of Hilldale Avenue, by the Greenline.

A witness said the teenagers, all boys, were playing around near the water.

She warned them it was dangerous, and the next thing she knew, they were swept away.

One of the boys was reportedly wearing a red shirt.

Parents are asked to call 545-2677 if they can’t find their children, or if their children’s clothing was soaked.

If you know where your children are, ask them if they were in a storm drain around 6:45 p.m. This may help investigators in their search.

Rescue crews said they plan to search from Hilldale Avenue all the way to the Wolf River for signs of the teenagers.


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