PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A person was rescued Friday morning after authorities said they were trapped in mud for over 12 hours.
According to Portland Fire & Rescue, a person tried to swim across a shallow pond along North Force Avenue and North Victory Boulevard — near the Portland Expo Center — when they became trapped in the mud, about 75 feet from solid ground.
Crews responded around 9:10 Friday morning and managed to get a rope around the victim, slowly pulling them to safety, officials said.
Once the victim was safely out, officials said they cleaned off the mud and they were taken to a hospital.
Authorities said the victim was trapped there for over 12 hours.