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Salem-News.com (Jun-23-2017 23:21)

Search for Young Drowning Victim Suspended

Salem Police and Fire units were on scene for hours to no avail.

(SALEM, Ore.) - drowning The child had been swimming near the old boat ramp of the park and underneath the pedestrian bridge when he appeared to become distressed and in need of help.

Several other people who were in the area attempted to get to the child, but he slipped under the water and out of sight of the would-be rescuers.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-29-2016 21:38)

Teen Drowns in Swift Moving Clackamas River: UPDATED

This tragedy is a reminder of the high risks swimming in rivers.

(ESTACADA, Ore.) - fatal drowning Upon arrival, rescuers learned from witnesses that the unidentified teen had attempted to swim across the river with friends, two made it across as the third attempted to make the shore. None of the swimmers were wearing personal flotation devices.

Rescuers quickly arrived on scene and learned the swimmer had been under water for about ten minutes before rescue attempts were made.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-31-2016 16:03)

SOSU Student Dies Swimming in Pacific Ocean

Whaleshead Beach State Park is in Curry County‏

(MEDFORD, Ore.) - Whaleshead Beach, Oregon An Ashland man died while swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Whaleshead Beach State Park located on Oregon's south coast.

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. 23-year old Alexander Howell, from Ashland, was swimming in the Pacific Ocean about 75 yards from shore with a friend, 22-year old Alex Smith from Medford.

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Salem-News.com (May-31-2015 15:48)

Distressed Swimmer Dies After Detroit Lake Rescue

Our deepest condolences to the young man's family, and friends.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Cody Ellingsworth Police say an 18-year old male was attempting to swim across the river with a group of friends. When the friends looked back they had lost sight of him, but quickly found him and helped pull him from the water. CPR was started immediately and he was eventually transported to an area hospital via Life Flight.

18-year old Cody Ellingsworth has been identified as the young man involved in yesterday's incident at Detroit Lake.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-02-2014 18:40)

Teen Drowns While Swimming in Willamette River

Fire and rescue crews remind everyone swimming or playing in any body of water in Oregon to wear a life jacket, whether or not you are a good swimmer.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Willamette River Portland Oregon Rescue crews are still searching for the body of a teenager who drowned Friday afternoon while swimming in the Willamette River near the Sellwood Bridge has been recovered.

Portland Fire and Rescue says 18-year-old Mario Antonio Martinez Villalta was swimming with another person from the East Bank of the Willamette River near a construction barge and was having trouble making it back to shore.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-20-2014 16:53)

Man Drowns at Oregon State Park Sunday Afternoon

Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.

(TROUTDALE, Ore. ) - Dabney State Park Police say they have recovered the body of a man who drowned in the Sandy River Sunday afternoon at Dabney State Park.

Mutlnomah County Sheriff’s Office says the victim is man in his 40's who they think was swimming when he drowned.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-15-2014 22:47)

Young Girl Found at Bottom of Pool; Bystander Saves Her Life

The bystander said she was trained in CPR, and her training just took over.

(HAPPY VALLEY, Ore. ) - CPR Tips A woman bystander is being credited for saving the life of a 6-year-old girl after finding her at the bottom of an apartment complex pool in Happy Valley, Ore.

Sergeant Nathan Thompson with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says deputies and medical personnel were called to the Greenleaf Monterey Apartments located at 8640 SE Causey Ave just after 6:00 p.m. The victim was described as unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing and that CPR was being performed by a bystander.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-08-2014 11:35)

Salem Teen Drowns at Three Pools Just Days After His Birthday

An impromptu memorial was held Tuesday at Houck Middle School at 1:30 p.m.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Sean Kaleopa 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 has positively identified the boy who tragically drowned as 14-year-old Sean Kaleopa of Salem, who had just celebrated his birthday on July 4.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-07-2014 17:19)

Teenage Boy Drowns at Three Pools East of Salem

Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.

(LYONS, Ore. ) - 3 pools day use area As Salem-News.com was first to report just after 3:00 p.m., emergency responders and the Marion County Sheriff's office is still investigating a fatal drowning near 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.

So far, there is little information to report, other than a young teenage boy has tragically died.

The three pools area is a very popular summer destination attracting well over 15,000 visitors each year, primarily for swimming.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-01-2014 18:15)

91-Year-Old Missing Scio Man Found Dead in Thomas Creek

On Tuesday at 10:08 a.m., Getz' body was located by Oregon Air National Guard.

(SCIO, Ore. ) - Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon says, the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a call of a missing 91-year-old man with dementia on June 30, at 11:26 p.m. from a residence in the 45000 block of Thomas Creek road outside of Scio.

Ashby "Al" Getz was last seen inside the residence reading a book earlier in the evening.

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