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Injured teen rescued from rocks upstream from Fisher Hill Bridge


Andrew Christiansen

A 15 year old girl is hoisted from the rocks along the Klickitat River about 1/3 mile upstream from Fisher Hill Bridge.

A 15 year old girl was lifted from the rocks along the Klickitat River, Tuesday afternoon, following a day of tubing on the river that nearly turned into tragedy. Five teenage girls and a 10 year old boy thought they could tube from near Pitt on the Klickitat River, all the way past the Fisher Hill Bridge and put in at a campground on the lower reaches of the river. However, the stretch from the Yakama Tribal fish counting station to below Fisher Hill Bridge is extremely treacherous as the river tumbles over Lyle Falls and is compressed through a narrow shoot cut through the basalt. All five were dumped into the river at the falls and managed to make it to the rock walls of the gorge a co...

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