Wapato man rescued, found uninjured in Yakima River
WAPATO, Wash. - A man is uninjured in a water rescue after he was stuck in the Yakima River near a diversion dam.
25-year-old Izacc Tuinei, of Wapato was swimming near the Century Landing boat launch when he was swept downstream.
Reports said Tuinei was able to climb onto a narrow ledge where he hung onto a pipe and called for help near the Wapato District diversion dam.
An Irrigation worker heard his calls several hours later and called for assistance around 7:56 a.m., Monday.
Yakima County Swift Water Rescue, the Yakima Fire Department and Yakima Training Center Technical Rescue responded with a PFD and an inflatable rescue raft which allowed Tunei to get to shore.
Responders said the victim was found tired but was not injured.