Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  08/04/2011 - 08:45
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Probable Drowning  
Date/Time of Incident:  08/03/2011 - 15:20
Incident Location:  Ben Irving Reservoir, Tenmile, Oregon  
Case Number:  11-2878  
Victim:  43 yoa / Hillsboro, OR

On August 3rd, at about 1520 hours, deputies responded to Ben Irving Reservoir in Tenmile to a report of a man who had disappeared under the water after attempting to swim across the lake.

The victim is a 43 year old man from Hillsboro, Oregon. The man had been swimming with some relatives. According to witnesses, he was attempting to swim across the lake. The man only got about 1/3 of the way across when he began having trouble and went under.

Sheriff's Office Dive Team members searched for about two hours last night for the victim but did not find him. They will be diving again this morning.

The name is not being released at this time pending further investigation.

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