Fairfield teen stranded in Putah Creek, rescued by helicopter

By From page A4 | May 19, 2014

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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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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