Sunday, January 17th
Salem, Ore.- At approximately 2:21 PM Salem Fire Department responded to a water rescue call in Boat 15 for a 14 ft boat that was stranded without power in the Willamette River near McLane Island (roughly River Marker 83). A family of three and a dog were onboard with only one life vest. During their attempt to row their paddle broke, and they chose to anchor and call for help.
All three people and the dog were safely recovered and brought back to Wallace Marine Park.
As a reminder we ask to ensure every passenger on a boat has a lifejacket that is sized and available to them while on the water, life jackets save lives and should be worn properly.
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