62-year-old man rescued after being stranded on the Umpqua River

Emergency crews said the man was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.

Posted: Mar 6, 2018 10:43 AM

GARDINER, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Gardiner Fire Department rescued a man who was stranded on the Umpqua River.

Officials were called out to help Robert Buck, 62. He called 911 after he became stranded near the north point of Bolon Island. He told officials he went boating around 3 p.m. and lost track of time. He said the low tide prevented him from getting back to shore.

Emergency crews were able to rescue Buck. He was cold and wet but otherwise unharmed.

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