Fall Creek Drowning Victim’s Name Released

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has identified the boy who drowned Thursday morning at Fall Creek Reservoir as Ethan Wyatt Braden, 17, from Minnesota.

Witnesses say Braden jumped off a 25-30 foot rock ledge, hitting it on the way down.

The Lane County Search and Rescue Dive Team found Braden’s body Thursday afternoon 54 feet below the water surface east of Winberry Park off Peninsula Road.

Lane County Search and Rescue, Dexter Rural Fire District and Lowell Fire District responded to the accident.

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