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On the morning of April 9, 2006 Oregon State Police Troopers Goffrier and Turnbo were patrolling the Willamette River. The day was cold, the water was colder. As they rounded a bend with particularly swift moving waters, they saw three people perilously clinging to an overturned canoe. The stranded boaters had been immersed in the frigid water for 10-15 minutes. The effects of hypothermia were already setting in on the victims who were unable to reach shore, but stayed afloat because they were wearing lifejackets. With clear thought, the troopers took life-saving actions, just as they had been trained to do.
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