Teen trying to swim Ore. river is rescued



WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — A rescue boat has pulled a 16-year-old boy from the Willamette River after a resident spotted him struggling in the water. The boy reportedly told rescuers he’s considering joining the military and thought a cross-river swim would be good training.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Cassandra Ulven tells The Oregonian that the unidentified youth was taken to a hospital Monday evening for treatment of hypothermia. His parents were being notified.

It wasn’t clear how long he had been in the water in the Wilsonville area.

Wilsonville is south of Portland.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com