Siskiyou man clinging to tree rescued from Klamath River

YREKA, Calif. – A 68-year-old man was rescued after he was found clinging to a downed tree in the Klamath River Monday.

According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, the 68-year-old man was swept downriver after his kayak overturned.  Deputies were able to locate him in the river around 1/4 mile south of the Ash Creek Bridge.

The deputies tossed the man a throw line and pulled him out of harms way, though police say he needed medical attention.

CAL FIRE was called to help and the man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital to be treated.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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