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Fatal Drowning at Scotts Mills Park East of SalemKevin Hays Salem-News.com
Story is UPDATED with video from Tuesday's tragic accident.
(SCOTTS MILLS, Ore. ) - Just one day after a young teen from Salem lost his life in a drowning at three pools east of Salem, another man has lost his life tragically on Tuesday evening in a drowning at Scotts Mills Park.
Salem-News.com was on scene, and witnesses said a man in his 30's drowned near the parks falls near a popular swimming hole on Butte Creek.
Marion County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sergeant Chris Baldridge told Salem-News.com on scene that there was a fatal drowning at the park at 5:45 p.m. Deputies learned that the male was swimming with a friend, began struggling against a current and drown. CPR was performed by first responders but he was unable to be resuscitated.
Scotts Mills Park is a Marion County park located 23 miles east of Salem.
As Salem-News.com was first to report just after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, emergency responders and the Marion County Sheriff's office responded to a fatal drowning at the three pools day use area on the North Fork of the Santiam River which is located 17 miles up from Ore. Highway 22, and 45 miles east of Salem.
The Marion County Sheriff's office positively identified the boy who tragically drowned as 14-year-old Sean Kaleopa of Salem, who had just celebrated his birthday on July 4.
Video by Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com
Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.
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