Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  07/08/2013 - 10:30
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Drowning  
Date/Time of Incident:  07/07/2013 - 15:50
Incident Location:  Umpqua River near Yellow Creek Boat Ramp, Umpqua, OR  
Case Number:  13-2699  
Deceased:  34 year old male / Van Nuys, CA

On Sunday, July 7th, at about 1550 hours, deputies responded to a reported drowning in the Umpqua River near the Yellow Creek boat ramp. A 34 year old male was swimming and was observed by witnesses go under water and not resurface.

The Sheriff's Office Dive Team, Fire District 2 Swiftwater Rescue and Kellogg Fire Department all responded. Rescue divers located the male, and recovered the body, about 50 feet downstream from the boat ramp, submerged in an eddy pool.

The name of the man is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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