Sheriff and police officer rescue two kids after car slides into gear, rolls into creek in Canton

Posted at 2:19 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 15:55:56-04

The Stark County sheriff and a Canton police officer came to the rescue of two young children who were in a car when it slipped into gear and slid down an embankment Thursday.

According to the sheriff's office, the car was in a nearby parking lot and the keys were not in the ignition but the car slipped into gear and rolled into a creek on Fulton Road. 

Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier and Canton Police Officer Jeff Hothem were quick to get to the scene. 

Sheriff Maier jumped into the water and rescued two young children in the back seat.

After the kids were out of the car, police kept the mom and her children warm in the back of the sheriff's cruiser until medics arrived. 

Everyone is expected to be okay.