A woman trapped in a rising river Friday afternoon near Portage was the Girdwood Fire Department’s first mud rescue of 2018, according to first responders.
Fire Capt. Josh Heuer said word of the woman, stuck in rising waters about 15 feet from the bank of the Twentymile River, reached firefighters at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. She had been fishing for hooligan when she became trapped.
“When we got there we found a victim who was stuck up to her knees in the mud, and she had water up to her waist,” Heuer said.