Divers recover body after canoe capsizes in Central Oregon

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing when a canoe overturned east of Prineville.

Posted: Jan 29, 2018 1:49 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2018 2:00 PM

PRINEVILLE, Ore. - The body of a man who went missing when a canoe overturned in Central Oregon was recovered Monday morning.

Crook County Sheriff Office said divers found the body of Christopher Callahan at 10 a.m. Monday.

The body was found in more than 40 feet of water, close to where he last was seen on Sunday.

Deputies were called out on Sunday to reports that a canoe carrying two men, Callahan and Nathanael Robedeau, flipped over in the Ochoco Reservoir.
When deputies arrived on the scene, Robedeau was already on shore but Callahan had not resurfaced after going under water.

Sheriff's Sgt. Ryan Seaney said the men were not wearing life vests when their canoe capsized but put them on once they fell into the water. Witnesses said Callahan removed his vest while trying to swim to shore. The witness also told officials that Callahan appeared disoriented, possibly from hypothermia.

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