Posted: July 23rd, 2010 10:02 PM
Portland Fire & Rescue's dive team has recovered the body of a man who was earlier reported to be in the Willamette River. The call was initially received at 8:14 p.m. The body was found in about eight feet of water. The body was recovered at 9:33 p.m. and turned over to Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
Portland Fire & Rescue responded with a combined water and land response. The U.S. Coast Guard was also on scene. Portland Fire & Rescue provided a rescue boat, rescue crafts, and a dive team, along with five engines, a truck, and an air unit. Thirty-four firefighters, four divers, one chief, and one public information officer responded.
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Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to the report that a man is in the Willamette River near SE Linn and 9th. Initial media staging will be at SE Linn and 9th -- location may be updated.
Contact Info: Justin de Ruyter 503-940-6003
55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204