Friday, May 24, 2013

The Skagit River: Catch and Release

The Skagit River has been known historically as a legendary steelhead river. There was another kind of fishing going on there Thursday evening as first responders fished people out of the river after the I-5 bridge collapsed. A truck carrying an oversized load took out several support beams, triggering the collapse.

Kudos to the rescuers. It was all catch and release. Only minor injuries and no fatalities. Like the governor said, a lot of luck and a great rescue team. Good work, guys.

 Photos by Jesse Barnhart, Jimmy O'Connor, and Angie Bantas.

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