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Kansas school bus goes off bridge into creek

KSAL StaffOctober 31, 2013

Ten children and a school bus driver have been rescued after the bus they were in toppled into a southern Kansas creek swollen by heavy rain.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet (HUR’-zeht) says the children climbed through a roof hatch to await rescue Thursday afternoon as the bus lay on its side, half-submerged.

County 911 director Chris Davis said the Douglass School District bus apparently went off a bridge about 4 p.m. Thursday.

Herzet said the oldest children were 13 and helped the younger ones through the hatch. Rescuers used a line to help them to safety.

The driver was taken to a hospital to be checked for hypothermia. One child was seen being put inside an ambulance, but the sheriff says all 10 were turned over to their parents.

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