Crews rescue man from Lewis River near Battle Ground

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

Published:

 

A 32-year-old man was rescued near Daybreak Park on Sunday afternoon after he became injured and was stranded on an island in the East Fork of the Lewis River.

Tim Dawdy of Clark County Fire & Rescue said the man was under the bridge over the East Fork.

Six firefighters waded into the river with a backboard, loaded the man onto it, and brought him to a waiting ambulance, Dawdy said.

His injuries were not known but he was taken to a local hospital, Dawdy said.

The man's name and residence were not available.

Of the firefighters, Dawdy said, "They all have swift-water awareness training. We do that every year."