Cold, wet woman rescued at Keizer Rapids Park
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
KEIZER, Ore. (AP) -- A 29-year-old woman sent her friends some alarming text messages Wednesday night in Keiser.
Brandi Kindred said she was walking to Keizer Rapids Park when she accidentally fell in the Willamette River. She said she was able to get out of the water, but she was cold and lost. Then her cell phone battery went dead.
Keizer police say officers, deputies and firefighters from several departments searched until the Keizer woman was found about 2 a.m. Thursday near the river. She was barely conscious. Police believe she would not have survived the night alone.
She was treated at the scene for hypothermia but declined to go to a hospital. Friends took her home.