Deputies Name Teen Who Died at Falls

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has identified the name of the 16-year-old victim who died at Wildwood Falls Tuesday asĀ Scott Alexander Smith from Aloha, Oregon. Deputies say it appears the boy was attempting to rescue his 13-year-old brother when he fell in. The two had been walking on along a rock … Continue reading »

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 »

Divers Pull Body from Wildwood Falls

  UPDATE (July 3): The victim who died at Wildwood Falls has been identified as 16-year-old Scott Alexander Smith from Aloha, Oregon. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Divers pulled the body of a 16-year-old boy from the Wildwood Falls, east of Cottage Grove Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say it appears the boy was attempting to rescue his … Continue reading »