Wildwood Falls Safety Questioned

DORENA, Ore. — The safety of a popular swimming hole is being called into question after a boy drowned there Tuesday afternoon. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old died after trying to save his 13-year-old brother who had slipped and fell into Wildwood Falls near Dorena. Rescue crews say the 13-year-old was able … Continue reading »

Accidental Death Near Crescent Lake

NEAR CRESCENT LAKE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing an investigation into the accidental death of a 72-year old Crescent Lake-area man Thursday evening while trying to cut down a tree on his property. An investigation by OSP troopers and the Chemult Rural Fire Protection District indicated that Eugene Frank Andrews, 72, … Continue reading »

Near Drowning in Cottage Grove Reservoir

COTTAGE GROVE — A close call for a woman in Cottage Grove Friday morning, after deputies say she nearly drowned in the Cottage Grove Reservoir. Lane County Search and Rescue says the woman was missing for more than an hour and had to be transported by helicopter to RiverBend Hospital. Deputies were called to the … Continue reading »

Child Saves Friend from Drowning

EUGENE, Ore. — A life-saving decision has earned a 6-year-old Eugene girl the nickname Hero. The young hero is Margo Baarstad. She was swimming at the Fairfield Village Apartments swimming pool when her friend slipped off a floaty and started to drown. So she did what she needed to do to save him. This all … Continue reading »

Scuba Diver Drowns In Clear Lake

Near SANTIAM PASS, Ore. — The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a scuba diver drowned in Clear Lake near Santiam Pass Sunday. James Ward, 49, from Forest Grove was diving with two friends. Ward went under the water with his gear and did not come up. Ward’s friends could not find him and it took … Continue reading »

Albany Man Drowns in River

SCIO, Ore. — An Albany man drowned in the North Santiam River on Wednesday evening. The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Steven Brunson was swimming near the Buell Miller boat ramp when he disappeared shortly after 5:15 p.m. A witness called 911 when Brunson didn’t resurface. His body was found about two hours later. … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

Woman Drowns at State Park

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — A sunny day on the beach turned tragic on Saturday when a woman drowned at the D River Wayside State Recreation Area. Oregon State Police say the woman and her 23-year-old daughter were going for a swim when they got caught up in a rip current. The daughter made it to … Continue reading »

Coos Bay Boy Drowns

COOS BAY, Ore. — Divers recovered the body of a Coos Bay boy at the upper Empire Lakes. The first call came in a little before 3:30 p.m. Monday at John Topits Park. Karistian Croy, 8, had gone missing, and three people were searching for the child. Crews used a boat and helicopter but couldn’t … Continue reading »

Fire Department Warns About Drownings

EUGENE, Ore. — Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to BBQ at one of the parks by the Willamette River. But if you plan on getting in the water, it can be dangerous if you’re not careful. The fire department is warning visitors about the dangers of drowning. “Water … Continue reading »

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