Drowning man pulled from Willamette River



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a man jumped in the Willametter River to save a drowning man Sunday afternoon.

KGW-TV reports that around 1:30 p.m. a clothed man entered the water from the East Bank Esplanade, near the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland. Tommy Schroeder with Portland Fire & Rescue says he attempted to swim to a public dock nearby.

About halfway across he stopped swimming and started struggling. A witness on the esplanade stripped down to his underwear and jumped in and pulled the man to shore.

The man had no pulse, so the witnesses started performing CPR until medics arrived to take over. He was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. His condition was not released.


Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/