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Scio Boy Drowns in McKenzie River

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a 16-year-old boy drowned this weekend on the McKenzie River.

Jeremiah Eatherton, of Scio, was rafting with a friend near Carmen Reservoir when their raft got stuck on a tree.

Both boys were flipped out of the inflatable and Eatherton was swept away by rapids.

Sheriff’s deputies say the teenager was wearing a life jacket.

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