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And while on the topic of rescue, my northwest.com reports The U.S. Coast Guard has found four rafters who were reported missing on the Sandy River east of Portland. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says the men from Vancouver, Washington, decided to spend the night on a sandbar after it got dark and they couldn't see where they were going. They were reported missing late Monday after failing to meet up with two friends. A Coast Guard helicopter landed on the sandbar at daybreak and picked up the rafters who were cold but uninjured.