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.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.