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Helicopter rescues kayakers from Oregon river

June 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A weekend kayaking trip took a dangerous turn for a family in Oregon.

Their boats were overcome by the swift current and all four family members ended up in the river. The mother and one of her sons made it safely to shore. However, the current swept the father and the other son down river. They were able to pull themselves to safety on some rocks in the middle of the river, but couldn't get to shore.

The National Guard used a helicopter to lift them to safety.

No one was hurt.