On Saturday, May 4th members of the Clark County Technical Rescue Team was called in to a daring rescue attempt in the turbulent, icy-cold Washougal river. Before they arrived a Washougal Police officer and Firefighter from Camas/Washougal Fire were trying to hold a woman’s head above the rising waters. She and her partner had been rafting when their rafts overturned and she was trapped by rocks and debris in the fast-moving water.
Through good fortune, constant training, and dogged determination rescuers were able to save 28-year-old . And on Tuesday, July 16th, Chief Kristan Maurer honored the TRT members who are members of Clark County Fire District 6. Here’s a short clip from KATU-TV regarding the ceremony: