2 women, 1 man rescued after falling into Columbia River
Two women and a man were rescued after they fell out of their kayaks and into the Columbia River near Bridal Veil, police say.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's river patrol unit responded to reports of three adults in the water around 1:12 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, according to a news release. A fourth kayaker managed to stay afloat.
"The party consisted of one adult male, and three adult females," Lt. Marc Shrake told The Outlook. "They were in four separate kayaks. Two of the females and the male ended up in the water."
The Sheriff's Office says the boaters had launched from Rooster Rock State Park and ran into trouble shortly afterward — apparently falling into the river east of Sand Island.
They were carried downstream before being rescued by patrol boats manned by the Gresham Fire Department and by firefighters with the Port of Portland. Members of the Corbett Fire Department also assisted in the rescue.
The first responders transported the kayakers back to Rooster Rock State Park.
One person was taken to an area hospital for treatment of hypothermia.