The Lewis County Swift Water Team rescued a 24-year-old Kennewick man who fell into a river near Mount Rainier National Park, reported The (Centralia) Chronicle.
The man, whose name was not released, got too close to the edge of the Ohanapecosh River and slipped on wet rocks Friday, said a news release from the Lewis County Sheriff's Office. He then slid 25 feet down the rocks, landing in the swift moving river.
The man was able to swim to the opposite riverbank where he climbed out and called to other campers who drove to Packwood and called 911, reported the Chronicle.
Rescuers threw him a bag of dry clothes while the swift water rescue team and Packwood Search and Rescue responded and brought him to safety. He was evaluated by medical officials and released.
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The man was camping with friends and relatives in an unimproved area near the national park and had gone for a walk after waking up, according to the release.