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Near Drowning

Posted on 31st July 2010 at 08:01

Woodland Fire crews responded to a near-drowning that happened Friday afternoon on the Lewis River. Rescue personnel were called out at about 2:15 pm on Friday, when it was reported that three men had been swept off their feet as they were trying to cross the river in the area of Goerig Street. Other fishermen in the area saw what happened and called 911. One of the men apparently was knocked unconscious, and was helped to a small island by his companions. A boat was launched, and the men were rescued, with two of the men taken to the hospital to get treatment for minor injuries. The names of those involved weren’t released, other than to say that they were from the Portland area.