Truck towed out of river after brake failure

No one was injured

A truck became submerged in the Columbia River after a mechanical failure in the braking system while the driver was releasing a boat into the water. (MCSO)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A truck was towed out of the Columbia River after a brake failure on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, the truck became submerged after a mechanical failure in the braking system while the driver was releasing a boat into the water.

The people in the car were able to get out safely without injury.

A truck became submerged in the Columbia River after a mechanical failure in the braking system while the driver was releasing a boat into the water. (MCSO)