Man is arrested after being up a river, with a dock

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ROSEBURG, Ore. — A man was arrested this weekend after being uncooperative with a river rescue. 

59-year-old Larry Strain was riding his runaway dock down the Umpqua River when he refused rescue because there were three boats tied to the dock.

The rescuers wouldn’t push the boats to shore, saying it was safe, according to

After a 90-minute ride Sunday afternoon, the man agreed to get into a rescue boat and then was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and reckless endangering, for putting rescuers at risk.

Police said the ride started when Strain went out to make sure the boats were tied up, and the dock gave way.