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Mon., June 27, 2011, 11:25 a.m.

Kayaker seriously injured in plunge of Bridal Veil Falls

EXTREME KAYAKING -- Oregon's Multnomah County sheriff’s office says it took 14 emergency responders more than an hour to rescue a kayaker injured Sunday at the base of Bridal Veil Falls, according to an Associated Press report.

Robert McKenzie,19, of Eugene suffered a back injury and was taken to Oregon Health and Science University Hospital in Portland.

He was with a group of kayakers who took turns running the falls as they recorded video in the state park in the Columbia River Gorge. Two other kayakers from Eugene apparently suffered broken noses navigating the 120-foot, two-step drop.

All wore helmets and life vests. 




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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