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Unidentified Man Drowns at Wagon Wheel ParkSalem-News.com
The victim is described as an adult, Hispanic male.
(MOLALLA, Ore.) - A drowning at Wagon Wheel Park in Molalla, led to the response of both Molalla Fire personnel and Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies tonight at about 7:00 p.m. this evening.
The Park is located on the Molalla River at the intersection with Highway 213.
The circumstances of the drowning are unknown, according to a press release issued Sunday:
"The victim was found accidentally by a man and woman who were swimming at the park. The couple was diving in a slow moving section of the river that is about seven to eight feet deep when the woman spotted a body on the river bottom. She alerted her boyfriend, who dove in the water, recovered the victim's body and started the alert for a medical response.
"Attempts by medical personnel to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. The victim has not been identified. How long he was in the water is not known either.
"The victim is described as an adult, Hispanic male dressed in denim shorts, white socks and a black tank-top. He was seen at the park just prior to being found in the river, but there were no witnesses at the park who claimed to know the man.
"The victim has been transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office."
Source: News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
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