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News Release
Water Rescue (Photo) - 05/01/23

Media Information Release


Type of incident: Water Rescue

Location of incident:  Rimrock Park on the Crooked River, Prineville

Incident date:  4/30/2023                    Alarm Time: 13:55

Circumstances found on arrival; actions taken:  Crook County 911 Dispatch received an emergency call for a kayaker who had overturned in the Crooked River near Rimrock Park bridge and was holding onto bushes in the middle of the river. CCFR units arrived and found a female without a personal flotation device in the water near an island in the middle of the river. Crews coached the female to get out of the water and on to the island, where she would be able to sit until rescuers were able to reach to her. Bend Fire & Rescue’s swift water team responded to the scene with personnel and a boat. The swift water team was able to bring her to shore successfully.  

Responding Apparatus:  2 engines, 2 medics, 1 chief, Bend Fire & Rescue’s swift water team

Responding Personnel:  17

Mutual Aid assistance by:  Bend Fire & Rescue

Additional Information:  CCFR would like to remind anyone engaging in water activities should have the proper equipment including a personal flotation device.

Contact:  Russell Deboodt

Office: 541-447-5011        

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