BORING, Ore. -- Three people were rescued from the Clackamas River Saturday afternoon after their inflatable raft capsized, a fire official said.
The rafters called 911 with a cell phone and told rescuers where they were, according to Brent Coffey of Clackamas Fire District No. 1.
The victims said they had been thrown into the water when the raft got caught in some rapids and flipped.
They were wearing life jackets and swam to an island, where the Clackamas Fire Swift Water Rescue Team found them. The team took them to Barton Park for evaluation. One of the rafters was taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
Rescuers want to remind everyone that the rivers are still running cold, high, and rapid, Coffey said. Remember to always wear a life jacket when near the water.