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News Release
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One Person Rescued from Clackamas Cove (Photo) - 06/23/20

At 6:45 this eveing units from the Clackamas County Swift Water Rescue Consortium responded to the Clackamas Cove on a report of a male subject face down in the water.  While responding, units were notified that several bystanders were able to pull the male subject out of the water and begin CPR.  First arriving Firefighters and Paramedics were led by land to where the patient was located and were able to initiate advanced life support care. After begining patient care, the patient and crew was retrieved by a Clackamas County Sheriff boat that was able to navigate up the Clackamas River to the patients location.  After a short boat ride down to Clackamette Park, the patient was transferred to a waiting American Medical Response ambulance where he was transported to an area hosptial. It is not known at this time what caused the individual to be unconscious in the water.

The Swift Water Rescue Consortium is made up of specialized water rescue units throughout Clackamas County.  Units from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Gladstone Fire and the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office assisted with this rescue.