Oregon State Police say Carlene Ho, 21 was by the shore when the two friends she was with left to swim to a nearby island. When they returned they found Carlene face down under water.
Her friends pulled her from the water and started CPR. An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer transported emergency responders to the scene which was only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicles.
The EMTs could not revive her and Carlene was pronounced deceased at the scene about two hours later.
According to Ho’s LinkedIn Profile, she was a Graphic and Web Design Intern at the University of Oregon Alumni Association and a Front Desk Representative at EMU Craft Center.
The University of Oregon Design For America Team says the following about Carlene: “Carlene is a first-generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is majoring in Product Design and Digital Arts; she aims to create a better world in the most humanistic way possible. She’s naturally curious so she loves to ask questions. She also enjoys exploring nature, cultural crafts, and technology. She joined UODFA’s Autism team because she believes meaningful human interaction is the most basic need. On campus you will most likely find her working as a graphic and web designer for the University of Oregon Alumni Association or at the Craft Center. In her spare time she likes to browse through art books.”