Crews conduct swift-water rescues on Yakima, Columbia rivers

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Crews were busy with two separate swift-water river rescue operations. Crews pulled a man from the Yakima River after he fell from his raft in Richland. Someone spotted the man around 4:30 p.m. He fell into the river near Wanawish Dam. Rescuers pulled him from the water downstream. His condition was not immediately available. The Vancouver Fire Department battled strong currents on the Columbian River to rescue a man who had jumped off the Interstate 5 Bridge. The incident began at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday when callers reported the man had jumped and was holding on to pilings in swift water. Crews reached him as he was falling off the log.