A 7-year-old boy who fell into Whatcom Creek on Tuesday afternoon was reported to be in critical condition.
Initial reports that the boy had dead were incorrect, police said.
Bellingham Police say the boy was on a family outing. Theboy was exploring the bank of the creek with his parents and his 5-year-old borther when he slipped and fell.
His family called 911 at about 1:15 p.m.
Officials were able to lower the water level of the creek, and rescuers found the boy. He was not immediately identified.