South Milwaukee firefighters respond to 2 Labor Day incidents at Grant Park

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two separate rescue efforts this Labor Day in South Milwaukee brought emergency vehicles to Grant Park.

A captain with the South Milwaukee Fire Department says both accidents involved children and in this vast park, they were just 100 yards apart.

The first happened right along the water. The captain says a girl was struggling to stay afloat. The waves were choppy even hours after the accident, making it hard for her to swim. 

Her brother jumped in and rescued her before firefighters arrived. 

South Milwaukee firefighters were almost back at the station when another call came in, this for a girl who'd been climbing on a rock pile and fell, hitting her head. 

The two accidents resulted in a lot of community concern online and at the park.

"We pulled up and there was cops and a fire truck and an ambulance in the parking lot. They were walking down to the beach and there was a stretcher like at the top of the paths," said Taylor Moss.

"We were very concerned when we drove in because there was a commotion of vehicles," said Luke Schraufnagel.

"I've been here before and there was never as many people in the water. It was a lot more waves and it's a lot more windier today," said Moss.

Three children involved, from two different families. 

They were all taken to Children's Wisconsin with minor injuries.

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