PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two boys were rescued from the Delaware River by Philadelphia Police and Port Authority officers in Tacony Tuesday night.

It happened at 6:13 p.m. at the 6400 block of New State Road under the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.

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According to Philadelphia Police, a 10-year-old boy slipped and fell into the river. Police say an 11-year-old boy jumped in to help him.

Both children were able to hold onto the wall near the bridge.

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Philadelphia Police and Port Authority officers dropped life preservers into the river and pulled the boys out.

Police say both children were checked out by medics.

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