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Passer-By May Have Saved Man Who Jumped Into Rogue River

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th May NewsGrants Pass newsriver rescue

A passer-by may have saved the life of a man who jumped off a bridge into the Rogue River yesterday.  Bob Smithson was bicycling at 8:10 a.m. near Debs Potts Memorial Bridge in Grants Pass when he saw a man jump. Smithson called 9-1-1 and rescue personnel found 63-year old Jack Powell partially submerged about 600 feet downstream. His injuries were not believed to be life threatening.Read More »

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