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Three rescued from log in Stanislaus River south of Manteca

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POSTED April 29, 2013 1:10 a.m.

By GLENN KAHL

The Bulletin

Three rafters were rescued from the middle of the Stanislaus River one-quarter mile upstream from the Two Rivers Trailer Park on Two Rivers Road Sunday night near the confluence of the Stanislaus and San Joaquin rivers south of Manteca.

The three people were reportedly clinging to a log in the cold and fast moving water – a challenge for rescuers in getting them off of the log and into the fire boat in the darkness.

Firefighters from the Lathrop-Manteca Fire Department received a call for help shortly after 8:30 p.m. They had a rescue boat in the water shortly after they arrived on the scene south of Manteca.  One Manteca fire unit also responded to provide additional manpower in the rescue.

It was just about an hour later that rescuers reported having the trio safely on shore where they were being checked out by medics from a Manteca Ambulance crew that had been called to the scene.

There had been several water rescues in the region Sunday from Sacramento to Ripon where citizens have been caught up in the cold snow runoff from the mountains.  One fisherman was reported to have drowned near Sacramento when he fell overboard on Sunday.



To contact Glenn Kahl, e-mail gkahl@mantecabulletin.com

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