Sheriff's Office helps rescue woman, dog from flooded homeless camp


News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Nov. 19, 2012, 6:11 p.m.

Media and Interested Parties


Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-34475

At about 4:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, Clackamas County 911 was called by a woman who identified herself as Susan Seale, age 35, currently homeless, to report that her campsite was surrounded by rising water.

The location of the campsite was in the Three Creeks Natural Area, near SE 82nd Avenue and SE Sunnybrook Blvd. in Clackamas.

Seale reported that her campsite was normally dry -- but the recent rains had made the creeks in the area rise to flooded levels. Seale also reported that her dog was with her.

Search & Rescue and Water Rescue deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office -- as well as personnel from Clackamas County Fire District #1 -- were able to locate the woman from her screams.

The KGW NewsChannel 8 helicopter also provided helpful information to assist rescue personnel in locating Seale.

Rescue personnel worked together to bring a small boat to the location to extricate Seale and her dog.

AMR checked Seale and she declined medical transport. She reportedly phoned a friend to pick her up.



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Contact Info:

Adam Phillips, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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