PUTAH CREEK – A California Highway Patrol helicopter had to be used to rescue a teenaged swimmer after the person got himself stranded on a small island in the middle of Putah Creek near one of the fishing access points Sunday afternoon, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s deputies received the call at about 3:30 p.m. that a 15-year-old Fairfield boy had been caught in the current and managed to get to a small island. The deputies brought in a CHP helicopter that rescued the teen who suffered only scrapes and bruises.
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