- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DETROIT, Ore. (AP) - An Aumsville couple out on a Memorial Day fishing trip is safe after their boat overturned near Detroit Lake and tossed them into cold waters.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that 60-year-old Alan Fuson and his wife 53-year-old Annette were rescued after deputies used a borrowed kayak to reach them after they managed to climb onto a steep bank.

Deputies say the 12-foot aluminum boat tipped over Monday afternoon when Alan Fuson tried to stand up in the vessel.

A person saw the couple struggling to swim to shore and called for help.

Members of the sheriff’s marine patrol unit found the two near the south shoreline opposite Highway 22. Deputies couldn’t launch a motorboat so they borrowed kayak from a boater and rowed out to the couple and brought them to shore.

The two were evaluated for injuries and released at the scene.


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