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Raging Current: River Traps Teen in Washington

Image: John Napierkowski, 19, of Washougal Wash., became trapped in the Washougal River under the bridge at Dougan Falls on July 15.
John Napierkowski, 19, of Washougal Wash., became trapped in the Washougal River under the bridge at Dougan Falls on July 14. Skamania County Sheriff's Office

John Napierkowski, 19, of Washougal Wash., became trapped in the Washougal River under the bridge at Dougan Falls on Monday night while swimming. First Responders freed Napierkowski's legs, after an hour of being caught in the river, by tying ropes around him and fastening a harness to pull him out.

Image: John Napierkowski, 19, of Washougal Wash., became trapped in the Washougal River under the bridge at Dougan Falls on Monday night while swimming.
John Napierkowski, 19, of Washougal Wash., became trapped in the Washougal River under the bridge at Dougan Falls on Monday night while swimming. Skamania County Sheriff's Office