Oregon Crew Pulls Woman, Dog From River Bank


A woman and her dog were pulled to safety from the muddy banks of the Willamette River on Tuesday evening.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue officials say Jackie Janopolo called for help at about 5 p.m. and said she and her dog were stuck in the mud at Memorial Park in Wilsonville.

Firefighters say they found Janopolo holding on to a tree near the water with her 150-pound Burmese Mountain dog named Bernie.

They threw down a rope and pulled Janopolo and her dog out.

"The woman was soaked up to her waist," said TVF&R Capt. David Allen. "She had waded into the Willamette to push her dog out of the mud. We're glad they're both OK."

No one was injured in the incident.

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