Sutherlin Man Presumed Drowned After Canoe Capsizes

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th April NewsdrowningShaun Laughlin

A Sutherlin, Oregon, man is presumed drowned after a canoe overturned in the Umpqua River.

Douglas County Sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson says 34-year-old Shaun Laughlin and another man were in a 15-foot canoe that capsized Sunday.

According to Hutson, Laughlin held onto the canoe while the other man swam to shore.Read More »

2-Year Old Wanders Off, Drowns In Central Point Area

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th April Newsdrowning

Authorities say a 2-year-old girl has died after falling into a Southern Oregon irrigation ditch.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1FvY0Um) the child wandered off from a group in Central Point on Saturday afternoon in the 500 block of Raven Road.

Two Jackson County sheriff's deputies tried to revive her, but she was dead at the hospital.

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Rescuers Unable To Find Boy Pulled Underwater-UPDATED

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st July Newsdrowningmissing child
UPDATE (12:36 p.m.)- Search and rescue personnel have recovered the body of 7-year-old Dakota Vincent from the Rogue River.Read More »

Gold Beach Woman Drowns In Rogue River

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th June NewsCherie Michelle Jarnigandrowning
The Curry County Sheriff's Office says a woman has drowned in the Rogue River after going in to retrieve a Frisbee. Sheriff John Bishop says 38-year-old Cherie Michelle Jarnigan of Gold Beach was at Huntley Park six miles upriver from Gold Beach on Monday afternoon with her two young children while her husband was at a job interview. Bishop says witnesses reported Jarnigan went iRead More »

Oregon Kayaker Dies On California River

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th March NewsdrowningJohn D. WilburnSmith River
An Oregon kayaker has died after being pinned underwater while paddling a rain-swollen river in far Northern California. Del Norte County Search and Rescue coordinator Terry McNamara says crews recovered the body of 30-year-old John D.Read More »

Drowning In Umpqua River

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th July NewsdrowningUmpqua River
Authorities in Douglas County say a 34-year-old man has drowned in the Umpqua River. The name of the man was withheld until relatives are notified. The sheriff's office says the man's body was recovered about 50 feet downstream of the boat ramp at Umpqua where witnesses saw the swimmer go under water on Sunday afternoon.

Coos Bay Boy Drowns At Family Outing

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th June NewsdrowningKaristian Croy
Authorities say an 8-year-old Coos Bay boy swimming in a lake with his family disappeared under water and died. Fire officials say divers found the body of Karistian Croy about 7 p.m. Monday in Upper Empire Lakes near John Topits Park. Fire Chief Stan Gibson told The World newspaper the boy went missing about 3:20 p.m., and the search included first responders, divers and a U.S.Read More »

Coos Bay Worker Drowns In Coquille

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th April NewsCoos BaydrowningKristle Volin
A 25-year-old Coos Bay woman working on riverbank restoration projects has drowned in the Coquille River. The World newspaper of Coos Bay (http://bit.ly/ZA0FED ) reports that rescue workers found Kristle Volin trapped underwater Tuesday after her boat hit a tree, capsized and snagged her life vest. She was program manager for the Coquille Watershed Association and was working witRead More »

Bend Teen Drowns In Rafting Accident

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th July NewsdrowningNorth Umpqua River

A 16-year-old girl drowned in a rafting accident on the North Umpqua River. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says Nichole Pomeroy of Bend became trapped in debris under water after a raft carrying seven people capsized.Everyone else in the raft made it to shore.
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Drowning of Grants Pass Man Is 5th in the Rogue This Year

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th July NewsdrowningRogue River

A Grants Pass man is believed to have drowned in the Rogue River just a few days before his 21st birthday.

     KDRV reports that Sean Kreuger is one of at least five people who have lost their lives in the river this year alone.
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