Scene from Willamette Park and Bernert Landing Boat Ramp after a truck rolled backwards into the water. (Courtesy: David Frost)
Water rescue near Fields Bridge Park in West Linn. (KPTV)
PFandR boat crew pumping water out of the capsized sailboat. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
The warm weather on Monday had water rescue teams throughout the Portland metro area staying busy.
Rescue crews were called out to the Willamette Park and Bernert Landing Boat Ramp around 3:30 p.m. after a truck and trailer rolled backwards into the water. The truck and trailer were not occupied.
The driver of the truck did receive some injuries as the truck started to roll backwards.
Dispatch said the truck and trailer were pulled out of the river Monday evening.
Another rescue took place on the Tualatin River near Fields Bridge Park in West Linn around 6 p.m.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Water Rescue Team and members from the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to reports of a woman who got her foot stuck under a large rock in the river.
TVFandR said the rock shifted as the woman was sitting on top of it in the water, lodging on top of her foot. She was unable to free herself from the rock.
As crews were arriving, the woman was helped by two bystanders who waded across the river and freed her foot. The woman was brought back to shore by an inflatable rescue boat and checked out by paramedics.
Another incident happened on the Willamette River near Ross Island when a sailboat capsized just before 6:30 p.m.
Portland Fire and Rescue boat crew responded and found one person sitting on top of the hull with a life preserver on. No injuries were reported.
Rescue crews would like to remind people to always wear a personal flotation device when on the water.
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