Firefighters rescue Snoqualmie camper stranded by rising river

At 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 19, Snoqualmie’s police and fire departments received a call from a man stranded by the Snoqualmie River due to the rising river.

Snoqualmie Fire Department Captain Mike Bailey said the man had been camping in the woods by the Snoqualmie River between the Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park and Mount Si Golf Course and had gone to sleep overnight. When he woke up, the river had risen to surround the patch of land where his campsite was.

Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to the call and walked through the water to the island, to help the man across the river. They then took him to the Snoqualmie Day Shelter, run by the Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services, in the American Legion building on SE River Street, across from Snoqualmie City Hall.

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