Crews Train for Water Rescues

GOLD HILL, Ore. — As more people hit the water to cool off this summer, emergency crews prepared for water rescue efforts. Crews from Fire District 3 held a swift water training near Gold Hill Wednesday. Firefighters learned how to paddle and maneuver rafts and how to safely reach someone who is trapped on the … Continue reading »

Deputy in Critical After Rescuing Teen

BROOKINGS, Ore., — A Curry County Sheriff’s Deputy, who swam into the ocean to help a 14-year-old boy caught in a rip current, is in critical condition. Deputy Terry Brown spent 45 minutes in the cold water but Sheriff John Bishop says his risk saved the teen’s life. A call came in Monday night off … Continue reading »

Water Rescue Training Begins

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – Some of the people who typically are out rescuing stranded river goers on waterways throughout Oregon are sharpening their skills and learning new techniques this week. Twenty students are learning from twenty instructors and will have hands on training that could help save lives. “I think it’s going to be helpful … Continue reading »

Fishermen Safe After Water Rescue

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — Three fishermen are safe after their boat overturned on the Rogue River Wednesday afternoon. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded, after someone reported fishing items and debris floating near the Moutou Bear Creek. Mark Orsenkranz of Ashland, Dennis Jarvi of Talent, and Walter Sokolowski of Medford, were found by patrols, after … Continue reading »