River Rescue at A.C.I.D. Diversion Dam

Photo by  NOAA Restoration Center & Damage Assessment and Restoration Program 

On Thursday, February, 19th, 2015 at 1747 hours, SHASCOM received a call from a citizen reporting a boat was stuck on the A.C.I.D Diversion Dam on the Sacramento River. Aaron Galway and another adult male were stranded on the dam. The Redding Fire Department, the Redding Police Department, the California Highway Patrol Helicopter and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit were dispatched.

Personnel responded to the location and were able to see and talk with both men. The California Highway Patrol Helicopter arrived and hoisted both men off the dam and over to the shore. Neither of the men were injured. Due to darkness and the location, the boat was left at the scene and would be recovered at a later time. Galway told deputies he had been fishing on the river north of the dam. He tried to start his motor, but it would not start and they floated down the river, hitting the dam.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Redding Fire Department, the Redding Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol for their assistance.

– Press Release

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