Today, the Eldon Trinity Rescue Boat, which is located on the Willamette River at Portland Fire Station 21, kept watch over kayakers who were participating in a celebrity race. The race was held at the Caruthers dock to promote Comcast Sports Net's new reality TV show, Wanted II - Adventure Women. Four kayaks with two members each participated in the race.
The course went from the dock, down and around the pilings of the Ross Island Bridge, and back. Each kayak team included a local celebrity paired with a cast member from the show.
Lieutenant Paul and Firefighters Gary, Mike, and Ty shadowed participants to ensure that everyone was safe. Water safety on the Willamette River is the primary focus of Portland Fire & Rescue's marine program, of which the Eldon Trinity rescue boat is an integral part.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
January 31, 2011