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**Press Release**

Incident Reported: Water rescue

Incident Number: 12c06496

Date / Time: 05-13-2012, @ 1314 Hrs

Location: Chinook Pass / Naches River

Contact person: Sgt. George Town Phone: 574-2535


Nile Fire Dept along with the Yakima Sheriff’s “Pass Deputy” responded to an initial call of a man hanging on a cable over the river in the 7000 block of Hwy 410.

Additional assistance was called in once the first units got on-scene. The Yakima Search & Rescue water response team along with the Yakima “Tech Rescue” team including fire units from: Naches, Union Gap, Firing Center, and Yakima Fire Dept. were called in.

The Tech Rescue team was able to rig up another pulley onto the existing cable and get a Rescue line to the subject. The subject was then pulled safely back to shore.

The subject a 26 year old male is from the local area, and was uninjured.
He was planning on using the cable to get to the other side of the river to go “Shed hunting.”

George Town
Sgt/ SAR coordinator

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