Rescue team training on Nisqually River saves young adults thrown into water


OLYMPIA, Wash. - A swift water rescue team was in the right place at the right time Saturday.

The team was doing routine training operations on the Nisqually River when four young adults hit a log jam and were tossed from their raft and thrown into the water, Patrick Harn with Lacey Fire District 3 said.

The young adults ranged in age from 19 to 24-years-old, Harn said.

Two females had to be rescued. One of them was pinned on a log below the water and was bobbing up and down for at least a minute.

The females suffered cuts and bruises but are otherwise okay, Harn said. The girl that was pinned beneath the log took in water but refused transport to the hospital.

The incident occurred near the River Bend Campground.

The rescue team includes personnel from Lacey Fire District 3 and the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.

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