Rafters watch in awe as firefighting helicopters dip buckets in Oregon river

"On September 11, I was rafting on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River with my family and friends when two firefighting helicopters came in to load up with water, multiple times," Cathy Tyler of Corvallis writes. "The pilots are very skilled, dropping into the narrow canyon, and avoiding rafters, too."

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Rapids. Wildlife. Skycranes?

That's possible on Oregon rivers during fire season.

"On September 11, I was rafting on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River with my family and friends when two firefighting helicopters came in to load up with water, multiple times," Cathy Tyler of Corvallis writes. "The pilots are very skilled, dropping into the narrow canyon, and avoiding rafters, too."

Tyler shared video of one of the helicopters filling up from the river between Horseshoe Bend Rapid and Mule Creek Campground.

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