Fishing guide tells of rescue of child, mother from Columbia River


A professional fishing guide helped save the life of a child who fell into the Columbia River Tuesday.

The rescue was reported on Sam Baird’s Wenatchee Fisherman’s Forum Facebook page.

Brad Wagner of Bobber Down Guide Service was reportedly fishing with a group of clients when he heard cries for help coming from the shore.

The child’s mother was trying to swim after her child but could not catch him as he floated down river and away from the shoreline.

Wagner approached and his clients threw the child a float tied to a rope and pulled him on board.

The fishermen then helped the mother to safety. It appears that all are OK.