Man recounts Foster Lake water rescue
November 9, 2022
What began as a run-of-the-mill day on Foster Lake for avid fisherman Tony Ramirez turned quickly into a near-drowning incident, with the Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District coming to the 28-year-old's rescue.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Ramirez, a Lebanon resident and 2012 Sweet Home High School graduate, pushed his kayak off Calkins Park boat ramp around noon. By 2 p.m., he'd caught two rainbow trout and had another fish on the line. The weather had turned a little gusty, he recalled, with waves forming in the lake. His kayak faced north as the winds went from east to west.
Then, as he l...