Then they disappeared.
A witness called authorities Dec. 4 after seeing what they believed was someone being swept down Johnson Creek while atop a cushion, the Portland Fire and Rescue said on Twitter, now rebranded as X.
Rescuers searched the area using a drone, boat and water rescue teams, fire officials said.
A “similar cushion” was discovered downstream in a debris strainer, but there was no “indication” of a person, officials said.
The rescue effort was then handed over to a law enforcement agency.
Johnson Creek starts near Boring, Oregon, passes through Portland and flows a total of 26 miles to the Willamette River in Milwaukie, according to the city of Portland.