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Rescuers search for swimmer who was on shore the entire time

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Rescuers return to shore at Carver Park (KPTV) Rescuers return to shore at Carver Park (KPTV)
OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -

Saturday afternoon, the Clackamas County Fire rescue team responded to Carver Park for reports of a swimmer who was lost in the water.

“We have to plan for the worst,” Deputy Marcus Mendoza said. Mendoza said there were a lot of resources from different departments who responded.

Shortly after the announcement, the sheriff’s office reports the Water Rescue Consortium was tasked with recovery to find the swimmer.

“Once we got closer up,” Adonis Pacheco who was in the water said, “It was the reality hit that this was a real situation.”

An hour after the initial call was reported, the sheriff’s office tweeted the woman was found safe. She was on shore the entire time, while her friends were looking for her.

Pacheco said he saw the reported missing woman walk up with an oar in her hand asking "what’s going on?"

A deputy on scene said alcohol may have been a factor.

With hot weather bringing people to the water, Mendoza has some advice to keep people safe. He recommends people to have a buddy system, life jacket and to not drink until intoxication.

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