What started out as a fun day playing on the Columbia river nearly ended in tragedy when 42 year old Jose Vargas set out on a personal water craft with his 3 year old daughter and his 89 year old father, somehow all 3 riders ended up in the river and had to be rescued.

Family members grew concerned after the trio failed to return after an hour. The elderly man was found by rescuers clinging to the water craft and possibly suffering from hypothermia meanwhile the Father and his 3 year old were found in the water on the Oregon side of the river and were rescued by helicopter ...all three were rescued alive and were wearing life jackets!