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California Man Drowns in Umpqua River

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — Sheriff’s deputies responded to a drowning in the Umpqua River Sunday afternoon.

Deputies say around 4 p.m. they were called to the Yellow Creek boat ramp. Witnesses say they saw a man swimming in the river when he went under and never resurfaced.

The Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, Fire District 2 Swiftwater Rescue and the Kellogg Fire Department responded. Divers located the man 50 feet downstream from the boat ramp, submerged in an eddy pool.

The man was identified as a 34-year-old man from Van Nuys. His name has not yet been released.

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