Seven transients camping near the river were successfully rescued from the swollen Puyallup River.
Seven homeless people who had been swept into the rising Puyallup River were successfully rescued Wednesday morning, according to police and the Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.
A spokesperson for fire and rescue said at 8 a.m. on Twitter that there were a total of seven people rescued from the river without any reported injuries.
Police said 911 was called around 6:30 a.m. when the transients, who had been camping under a bridge along Highway 512, were swept into the water and stranded about chest deep.
High waters are causing havoc with road closures, power outages and mudslides throughout the region on Wednesday.