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Night time water rescue plucks two from Columbia River piling


Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue pull two people to safety - CRFR Photo
Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue pull two people to safety - CRFR Photo
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Monday night, June 29, Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue received a mutual aid request for Fire Boat 24, from Columbia River Fire and Rescue, to assist with a "Marine event with a person in the water".

Officials said two uninjured subjects, both wearing life jackets, had popped their inner tubes and were in the water.

Around 10:40 p.m., Fire Boat 24 found the two adults, clinging to a wood piling in the middle of the river.

Columbia County Fire and Rescue crews had made visual contact with the individuals and were providing lighting for the fire boat.

Rescuers helped them aboard, without incident.

A second pass was made to recover several personal belongings and the popped inner tubes.

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