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(Jefferson, OR)  --  Half a dozen people are recovering after becoming stranded while floating on the North Santiam River.  Albany fire officials say six people were floating on the river near Jefferson Saturday when their raft got snagged on trees.  The current was strong, and they weren't able to get out of the raft.  Albany fire launched two rescue boats and brought the six people safely to shore.  Firefighters warn floaters the current is strong, there's a lot of debris in the rivers from the winter, and the water is still extremely cold.

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