Kitten rescued from Portland's St. Johns bridge; fire crews name it 'Lucky'

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PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland firefighters have given a kitten the name "Lucky" after rescuing it Friday morning on the St. Johns Bridge.

Lt. Rich Tyler of Portland Fire & Rescue says crews responded to the suspension bridge at 3:10 a.m. after getting a report that a kitten was stuck on a girder. When crews arrived, they found the kitten about 12 feet beneath the bridge deck.

Using a rope-rescue system, crews lowered a firefighter down. The firefighter placed the kitten in a bag and was raised back up.

Tyler says the kitten was turned over to animal control and the pedestrian who found it is looking into adoption.

It's unknown how the kitten got stuck on Portland's tallest bridge, but Tyler says it probably didn't get there by itself.

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