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Bend Teen Drowns in North Umpqua River

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A drowning accident on the North Umpqua River has left a teenager dead.

Nichole Pomeroy, 16, of Bend, became trapped in debris under water after a raft carrying seven people capsized. Everyone else in the raft made it to shore.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, everyone wore life jackets, but Pomeroy’s apparently came off in the water.

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