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Distressed kayaker rescued from Tualatin River

A kayaker who got lost and stranded on the Tualatin River was rescued Tuesday evening by firefighters and water rescue crews.

The kayaker was found safe at about 6 p.m. April 12, clinging to a tree branch near the 8600 block of Southwest Chinook Street in Tualatin. She was pulled to shore by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue crews and the members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium.

Firefighters said the woman became lost between Tualatin and Tigard’s Cook Park and was distressed, so she clung to a tree branch and called for help. A Tualatin police officer heard the calls and alerted the water rescue consortium, which launched a boat and pulled the woman to safety.

The kayaker’s name was not released. She was not injured in the incident.