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 »

Loved Ones Remember Alex Rovello

PORTLAND/EUGENE, Ore. — On Saturday, friends and family gathered to remember a University of Oregon athlete who died in a drowning accident the week before. The funeral for 21-year-old Alex Rovello was held in Portland that afternoon. So many people arrived to pay their respects, the church brought in a production company to pipe the … Continue reading »

Coos Bay Woman Drowns in Coquille River

GAYLORD, Ore. — A Coos Bay woman drowned in the Coquille River Tuesday afternoon. Emergency responders arrived to find her trapped underwater two miles north of the Gaylord Bridge on the South Fork of the Coquille River along Powers Highway. They say her life vest had been caught on her pontoon boat when the boat … Continue reading »

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. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Boy Drowns in River

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A little boy, excited to head into first grade in the fall, won’t ever make it back to play with his friends and teachers. Family members say six-year-old Ryan Garrette was camping with family and friends at a reunion in Brownsville on August 10, when he drowned in a local river. Family … Continue reading »

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