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Drowning woman rescued from Willamette River


KEIZER, Ore. (AP) – Authorities say a woman was rescued from the Willamette River near Salem Thursday afternoon.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called at about 4 p.m. Wednesday to respond to a person screaming in the river near Keizer.

A Keizer Police officer spotted the woman and kept watch while a Salem Fire Department boat launched and made the rescue.

The woman was rushed from the water to a waiting ambulance at the Keizer Rapids Park.

The sheriff’s office says she was extremely hypothermic and was being treated at a Salem hospital.

The woman’s identity and how she ended up in the water wasn’t known Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Deputies say they believe alcohol was a factor.

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