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Teenage girls rescued from railroad trestle

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The Franklin Fire Department rescued two teenage girls from railroad tracks over the Harpeth River on Monday.

The Franklin Fire Department rescued two teenage girls from a railroad trestle over the Harpeth River Monday night. 

Firefighters were dispatched at 8:17 p.m. to the bridge located just north of where 1st Avenue South meets South Margin St. in downtown Franklin.

According to Franklin Fire Battalion Chief Joe Polenzani, while on the bridge, which is approximately 40 feet above the river, one of the girls dropped her cell phone. Both girls climbed down to the platform beneath the tracks to retrieve it and couldn’t get back up.

Firefighters set up a tripod rope rescue system on the tracks. They dropped a rope through the tracks to a rescuer on the ground, who was raised up to meet the girls. The rescuer placed a harness on each of the girls then lowered them to the ground one at a time. 

Both girls were uninjured.

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