Teenage Girl Safe After Being Swept Away in Penobscot RIver 

A 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl was swept downstream in the Penobscot River in northern Maine, but was able to reach shore just before she would have dropped over a waterfall. The Maine Warden Service says Rebecca Levine of Pittsburgh floated and bounced two and a half miles downstream and through rapids Friday evening. She is working on trails for a student conservation association. Wardens say Levine was floating with two other friends near a campground when she was swept downstream. She was wearing a life jacket. She told wardens she scrambled to get to shore when she heard the noise of the approaching falls, known as the “Big A” Falls. Levine was treated for scrapes, bruises and bug bites.