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News Release
7/4/24 - Lane County Sheriff's Office and Eugene Springfield Fire respond to multiple water rescues on July 4th - 07/05/24

On July 4th, Lane County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue and Marine Patrol Deputies, along with Eugene Springfield Fire, responded to multiple water rescues throughout the day. Several occurred around the same time, complicating the response. LCSO and ESF coordinated resources on several of the calls, assigning boats and vehicles that were closest to each.

Most of the subjects were wearing life jackets and were able to at least get to shore to await rescue or assistance back to a landing by boat or patrol vehicle:

  • 3:55 p.m. – McKenzie River near highway milepost 30, 3 rescued
  • 4:34 p.m. – Willamette River near Clearwater Landing, 3 rescued
  • 4:42 p.m. – Willamette River near D Street Landing, 2 rescued
  • 4:43 p.m. – McKenzie River near Harvest Landing, 1 rescued
  • 6:07 p.m. – Willamette River near Hileman Landing, 3 rescued
  • 9:30 p.m. – Willamette River near Harbor Drive, 2 rescued

Thanks to the many individuals that assisted with each of these calls, and for the many responsible boaters who chose to wear their life jackets. Thanks also to McKenzie Fire & Rescue, Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire & Rescue, and Coburg Fire & Rescue for their medical assistance on these calls. 

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