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1 Drowned, 2 Missing After Sweltering Weekend In Willamette Valley

OPB | July 1, 2013 12:59 p.m. | Updated: July 1, 2013 3:27 p.m. | Portland

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One person drowned and two more are missing, after a sweltering weekend in the Willamette Valley.

Clackamas County authorities say a 19-year-old Salem man died after falling out of an inner tube on the Molalla River.

Clackamas County authorities say a 19-year-old Salem man died after falling out of an inner tube on the Molalla River.

Statesman Journal

Clackamas County authorities say a 19-year-old Salem man died after falling out of an inner tube on the Molalla River. The body of Andrew Moats was recovered Sunday.

Yamhill County officials say a 20-year-old McMinnville man disappeared while trying to swim across the Willamette River with two friends. Authorities are still searching for Anthony Jimenez.

Multnomah County divers are among those searching for a seven year-old child who may have drowned in the Sandy River, near Troutdale. Lifeguards there were able to pull another child to safety Sunday. Troutdale police sergeant Carey Kaer says area rivers are especially dangerous this time of year.

The body of Andrew Moats was recovered from the Molalla River Sunday.

The body of Andrew Moats was recovered from the Molalla River Sunday.

Statesman Journal

Kaer said, “The water is still very cold — the Sandy River also has a swift current. People need to pay attention to what they-re doing, and need to pay attention to their children.”

The cooler temperatures on the coast aren’t without peril, either. The Daily Astorian is reporting a man drowned Sunday off the southern Washington coast.

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