PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — There were some dramatic moments under Portland’s Burnside Bridge Monday night as a rope rescue team saved two people and their pets who had gone over the seawall’s edge.
Crews found the woman on a small shelf under the west side of the bridge just after 8 p.m. Monday. They said she had two cats and two dogs with her.
A man also fell into the water — and then climbed out onto a pipe.
Two people passing by spotted the stranded group first.
“We were just taking a walk, hoping to check out the moon,” said one. “Then other circumstances happened.”
The two decided there was “no way we could get her out,” said the other, “so I said to him ‘We’d better call 911.'”
Crews hoisted the man up with a rescue harness. They brought the woman and her pets up a ladder.
No one was hurt.
KOIN 6 News is still waiting to learn what they were doing climbing a fence into that restricted area.
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