PF&R, MCSO River Patrol, and USCG Station Portland all assist in retrieving runaway vessel near Cathedral Park (Photo)

May 18, 2024 09:45


On the afternoon of May 17 at about 1:15 Portland Fire & Rescue along with Multnomah County River Patrol and the United States Coast Guard Station Portland all responded to a water rescue near Cathedral Park boat ramp in North Portland.  The initial call came in as a small unoccupied boat running circles in the river with a person in the water yelling for help.

On water rescue calls BOEC will dispatch both water resources, often from multiple agencies, as well as land-based companies who often arrive to a scene first and are able to confirm and update the call information as well as provide invaluable information on exact location as well as the resources needed for the emergency situation at hand.  While enroute to the call there was confirmation that both MCSO River Patrol a

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