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Man rescued from Frohnmayer Bridge, transported to Riverbend

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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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