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News Release
Water Rescue Team Rescues Man Under Autzen Footbridge (Photo) - 10/14/21

The Eugene Springfield Fire Department responded Thursday night to a report of a man stranded underneath the Frohnmayer Footbridge, also known as the Autzen Footbridge. The middle aged male was stuck up against a bridge pier.  First responding fire crews were able to lower the patient a life jacket and hot pack from a lowering rope. Water rescue team members responded with an inflatable rescue boat and able to access and rescue the patient.  The man was evaluated and treated on scene by medics and transported for further care at Riverbend Hospital. 

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