Naked man tells Washington deputies ‘God has my back’, before he was rescued from Columbia River

A naked man was found swimming in the Columbia River near Kalama, Wash. on Monday told the police, “God has my back”, before he was saved.

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A naked man was found screaming for help in the middle of the Columbia River on Memorial Day, told the Washington deputies respond to the scene not be delivered because “God has my back,” the officials said.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the government responds to reports of a man struggling to swim in the middle of the river on Monday morning who told schippers responds to “go away.”

When deputies arrived on the scene in the neighbourhood of the marina in Kalama, located about 40 km north of Portland, oregon, the man told officers he was just trying to swim in the river.

The man, whose name has not been released by authorities, told deputies they should not be worried about him, because “God has my back,” police said.


Deputies were eventually able to convince the man that he would have to get in their boat, after they determined he was very tired and very cold.”

An ambulance was called to the scene after the government has determined that the man had taken a “large quantity” of water and was very cold. Later he was taken to an area hospital.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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