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2 people rescued from island in Green River; 1 hospitalized

The King County sheriff’s Marine Rescue Unit rescued two people who became trapped on a small island in the Green River, east of Auburn. One of the victims was flown to a Seattle hospital with a life-threatening condition, the sheriff’s office said.

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