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Good Samaritan helps rescue stranded tubers

Kaitlyn Riley

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A citizen who heard the emergency radio traffic was already on scene with his boat and pulled one person from the water.

The Jackson County Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call last Friday, that a group of tubers had been swept away by the current and were stranded on the river.

The caller’s location mapped between the Irving boat landing and Lost Falls, according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

A citizen, who heard the emergency radio traffic, was already on scene with his boat and pulled one person from the water.

When first responders arrived, they helped the good Samaritan rescue the other two people, who were stranded, and got them to shore safely.

The three out-of-state tubers were not hurt, but the sheriff’s office did remind those using the river for recreation to be aware of its changing, unpredictable conditions.