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Posted on: May 30, 2016

Firefighters Help Rescue Trapped Woman on Tualatin River

Just before 6 p.m. on May 30, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Water Rescue Team and other members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to reports of a female whose foot was entrapped under a large rock on the Tualatin River near Fields Bridge Park in West Linn.

It was reported that the rock shifted as the female was sitting on top of it in the water, lodging on top of her foot. Callers to 911 indicated the victim's head was above water, but she was unable to free her foot from under the rock.

Members from the Clackamas County Water Consortium, including a water rescue boat from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to the scene to provide assistance. As emergency crews were arriving on scene, the victim was assisted by two bystanders, who waded across the river and freed her entrapped foot.

Firefighters retrieved the female patient and the two bystanders with an inflatable rescue boat and brought them safely back to shore.

Once safe on land, the adult female was evaluated by firefighter paramedics from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Additional responding agencies included Clackamas County Sherriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District 1 and the Gladstone Fire Department.

This was the second water rescue that TVF&R's Water Rescue Team and members of the consortium responded to during Memorial Day weekend.

This rescue serves as a good reminder to always wear a personal flotation device (life vest) when on the water. Although the outside temperatures are warming up, springtime water conditions commonly produce high, cold water as a result of mountain runoff and rain, which can render a person incapable of self-rescue.

For water safety tips, click on the link below.

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