From _The Oregonian:

_Don Elder of Gresham didn’t expect to catch anything Sunday afternoon when he waded through the crowd at Oxbow Regional Park and into the Sandy River to practice his fly-casting technique.

_But three people he pulled to the shoreline with a bright chartreuse and orange, salmon-strength class fly line are thankful he’s getting better.

Elder, 52, saved a man, his small sister and his fiancee from the Sandy’s deep and numbing snowmelt-fed water about 2 p.m. Sunday as they were swept toward rapids near Buck Creek, upriver from Oxbow’s boat ramp.

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