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Man rescued from Frohnmayer Bridge, transported to Riverbend

Photo provided by Eugene-Springfield Fire.

A middle-aged man stranded on a bridge pier was rescued tonight by members of the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department.

Personnel got a call about someone trapped underneath the Frohnmayer Footbridge, also known as the Autzen Footbridge. Crews lowered a life jacket and a hot pack to the man with a rope, before water rescue team members used an inflatable boat to reach him.

Medics treated the man on-scene, before he was sent to Riverbend Hospital for further care.

KLCC has inquired how the man came to be stranded, but has not heard back from Eugene Springfield Fire yet. 

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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