at about 4 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a
911 call of a person screaming in the Willamette River. While boat crews from
the Sheriff's Office and the Salem Fire Department were responding a Keizer
Police Officer spotted the person and kept watch as they drifted down the river.
Salem Fire Departments Boat 5 was first to arrive on scene and pulled an
adult female from the water. The female was rushed from the water to a waiting
ambulance at the Keizer Rapids Park. The female was extremely hypothermic and
rushed to the Salem Hospital where she is being treated. The identity of the
female and how she ended up in the water is unknown at this time, deputies do
believe alcohol played a role.
Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
Cell Phone: 503.930.0579
On Twitter: @MCSOInTheKnow