LFD rescues man in Santiam River

Caution urged for warm weekend


July 27, 2022

Lebanon firefighters and water rescue technicians responded shortly after noon Saturday, July 23, to the report of a water rescue near the 40000 block of McDowell Creek Drive, near Bates Bridge.

A news release from LFD did not indicate the time of the rescue, but the Linn County Sheriff’s log reported a water rescue in that location at 12:40 p.m.

According to initial information, an unidentified man flipped from his inflatable water tube and went underwater.

First-arriving responders were able to make contact with the victim, who made it to the river bank with the help of bystanders. Howe...

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