Girl, 8, rescued in McKercher rapids – second such incident in four days
August 12, 2020
Just a few days after a 10-year-old boy's dramatic rescue required the efforts of more than a dozen bystanders on Aug. 1, a second child became trapped in the rapids of the Calapooia River at McKercher Park.
On Aug. 4 at 4:30 p.m., an 8-year-old girl got stuck in the same location as the boy did three days earlier. Bystanders were able to free the girl before rescuers arrived.
According to a news release from Sweet Home Fire Department, a log wedged underwater was the cause of both entrapments.
The fire department asks that visitors to McKercher Park and other areas with swift water be ver...