Bystander rescues Snohomish Co. undersheriff from river

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- A bystander rescued from the Stillaguamish River a man later identified as Snohomish County Undersheriff Tom Davis.

Arlington police responded to a report of a man in the river near the Twin Rivers Park, located in the 400 block of E. Burke Ave., around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. They arrived to learn the bystander had managed to pull the man out of the water.

Davis was taken to Cascade Valley Medical Center where he was treated and released.

It was not immediately clear how the undersheriff had ended up in the water.

"Due to the nature of the incident, both Undersheriff Davis and the bystander who rescued him have declined to respond to any media interviews at this time.," said the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office in a written statement.

Davis himself released the following statement:

"My family and I are extremely grateful for the quick actions taken by everyone involved yesterday…from the bystander who helped me from the river to the aid units who responded so quickly. I cannot thank them enough."