Rafters rescued from Stillaguamish River

Rafters rescued from Stillaguamish River

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Rafters rescued from Stillaguamish River

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 26 at 7:03 PM

ARLINGTON, Wash. - Two rafters are safe after a raft overturned in a fast-moving section of the South Fork Stillaguamish River in the Arlington, Washington, area.
   
The Daily Herald of Everett reports that one man clung to some fallen tree branches Thursday afternoon until a swift water rescue team could reach him by hovercraft.
   
Arlington Rural Fire District Chief Travis Hots says a second man quickly made it to shore but couldn't climb up a 15-foot bank.  Rescuers dropped a rope to him and he climbed out safely.
   
The raft overturned in the middle of the river. Hots says both men were wearing life jackets.
 

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