Monday, August 28, 2006

Woman's leg severed in accident on Columbia River

Her leg was severed near her knee by the propeller, police said, and she was taken to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where she was listed in serious condition at last report.

Vicky Chalfant, of Portland, was expected to survive, police said. A dive team tried to find her leg in the river in time for doctors to re-attach it, but efforts to recover the limb failed and the search was called off around 4:30 p.m.

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