Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  09/06/2011 - 09:00
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Drowning  
Date/Time of Incident:  09/04/2011 - 14:15
Incident Location:  Umpqua River near Elkton, Oregon  
Case Number:  11-3370  
Victim:  Moreno, Genevieve Clare / 34 yoa female / Eugene, OR

Deputies responded to a reported drowning on Sunday, September 4th, at about 1415 hours, at the Umpqua River in Elkton.

34 year old Genevieve Moreno, of Eugene, was swimming with friends in the Umpqua River in front of the Elkton RV park. Moreno was swimming through the rapids when she began to tire. She bobbed up and down a few times and then went under water.

Friends located Moreno 5-10 minutes later in about 8 feet of water. They brought her to the bank and began CPR. CPR was continued as she was brought back across the river on a boat. CPR efforts were unsuccessful and Moreno was pronounced dead by Paramedics at the scene.

Moreno was not wearing a life jacket.

Next of kin has been notified.

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