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by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - Portland firefighters and the swift water rescue team used a raft and ropes to pull a man and woman to safety Tuesday afternoon from an island in Johnson Creek.Portland Fire and Rescue’s swift water rescue team pulled two people to safety Tuesday afternoon from a Johnson Creek island.


The man and woman had become stranded on the island near Southeast 112th Avenue and Brookside Drive when they were trapped by quickly rising water.

A fire crew from Station 29 (Powellhurst) arrived at about 5:39 p.m. to help the two and called for the swift water rescue team. The team used a raft, a rope system and rescue divers to bring the man and woman to shore less than an hour later.

No one was injured in the incident.

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