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Phone: 503-823-3700

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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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NEWS RELEASE 07/23/10: Portland Fire Responds to Report of Person in Willamette River



Update 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 Response:

  • Rescue Boat
  • Rescue Crafts
  • 5 Engines
  • 1 Truck
  • 1 Air Unit
  • 34 Firefighters
  • Four divers
  • 1 Chief
  • 1 Public Information Officer 


July 23, 2010

8:53 pm

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.


  Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  July 23, 2010


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