It's a classic case of "mom to the rescue," only with 911 involved.
On Sunday, a 911 dispatcher in Wahkiakum County, Washington, sent her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing that she could kayak to her boater's aid faster than the sheriff's office could send out a patrol boat.
A 45-year-old kayaker was out paddling with a companion when her kayak sank. She climbed on to a log piling near a jetty while her companion went to call for help.
911 dispatcher Raedyn Grasseth overheard the call.
"Jetties are very dangerous. The currents around them are horrible. It sounds like her kayak just got sucked toward the jetty and went down," Grasseth told The Daily News.
Grasseth notified the sheriff's office of the stranded boater — then called her own mother, Cindy Faubion.
Grasseth knew that her own family members, who live near the river and who own boats, could reach the woman before the sheriff's office could round up a crew and rescue the woman.
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