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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