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Fourteen recruits with Eugene Springfield Fire did live fire training on Thursday and experienced how fire behaves inside of a building.
"This day is about you guys," said Chief Chris Skinner to the 35 kids at the Shop with a Cop event. "We're really, really excited to have you here."
Two people were injured and taken to Riverbend with non-life threatening injuries.
Firefighters say the strong current along the shoreline caused all of their kayaks to flip over.
"The most important thing in winter driving is being able to stop," said Mike Kinney, Manager at Les Schwab.
Thanks to the quick efforts of his owners, neighbors and two local fire departments Troubadour escaped the freezing water with only a few scrapes and bruises.
The crash ended with a vehicle on its top in the driveway of a residence.
Oregon State Police said Saturday afternoon they received a 911 call reporting that 30-year-old Toren Stearns was in the water and in distress near Otter Rock State Park.
They collected non-perishable food, toys and cash donations for local families in need.
The call came in around 4:30 p.m. at Prospect Park Apartments off Chambers Street.