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Woman Rescued From Santiam River

(Stayton, OR) -- A woman is recovering after being rescued from the Santiam River in Stayton. Workers at a Knife River facility called 911 after hearing the woman call for help yesterday. She was holding onto brush in the river. They tried to throw her a flotation device, but she couldn't reach it. Deputies used a rope from the 1st Street Bridge to get the flotation device to her. The Jefferson Fire District used its boat to reach the woman and a rescue swimmer helped her get to safety. She lived in a camp near the river and got stuck in the current while trying to leave, because of the rising water levels. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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