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Jul-02-2013 01:34printcomments

Salem Man Drowns Inner Tubing on Molalla River

The man has been identified as Andrew Jason Moats, 19 years old, from Salem OR.

Death investigation

(MOLALLA, Ore.) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to a call of a male stuck under water on the Molalla River. The location was just down stream of the Glenn Avon Bridge in the 35000 block of Dickey Prairie Rd.

Reports were that a male had fallen from his inner tube and was stuck against a tree and rocks. Two males who were with the victim were transported to the hospital for minor injuries they incurred while trying to rescue the victim. Due to the remote location the male had been under water for almost 20 minutes before rescuers arrived.

Water Rescue responders worked for almost an hour to locate and pull the victim from the water. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The male was not wearing a personal floatation device.

The Sheriff's Office along with Molalla Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Gladstone Fire, Clackamas Fire District 1, and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.

The male has been identified as Andrew Jason Moats, 19 years old, from Salem OR.

The Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium wants to remind everyone to wear your personal floatation device at all time when you are in or around water.

Source: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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