Off-duty firefighter rescues man from Willamette River near Valley River Center

Jonathan Deininger (Eugene Springfield Fire)

EUGENE, Ore. - Jonathan Deininger found a man clinging to a tree limb after falling into the Willamette River near Valley River Center on Tuesday morning.

Deininger called 911.

Then the 18-year firefighter-paramedic with Eugene Springfield Fire pulled the 30-something man from the river.

Medics took the man to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in stable condition, firefighters said.

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