SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Pastor Tim Clark and his wife, Glenda, and their four-year-old granddaughter Rebecca Caite were having a normal day on the McKenzie River.
They hopped on their driftboat on Monday afternoon from Hendrix Bridge just up the McKenzie River. "I came up near some rocks - submerged rocks - and my left oar struck hard, it went funny, and before I could evaluate what happened, we were swept in a deadfall," said Tim.
They climbed onto the root of a tree -- the only thing that saved them.
"Just before dark, I was moving around trying to stay warm and I fell back in the river and I looked at that and I thought 'that's it for me,'" said Tim.
As the hours passed, reality set in.
"There was a time when Tim and I talked together and said 'this could be it' this could be the very end of our time together," said Glenda.
They were supposed to end up at Bellinger Boat Landing. When nobody heard from them all day, their daughter took action.
"She realized at some point that this is just not right. There's something wrong," said Glenda.
In a twist of fate -- the very first road her daughter drove down -- she found Glenda, Tim and Rebecca Kate.
"If you don't believe in divine providence, if you don't believe in the answer to prayer - come talk to me," said Tim.
The Clarks were stranded for nine hours. The Lane County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team eventually pulled them to safety at around midnight.