KATU 2 reported on June 9, 2016, at 7:45 A.M. PDT Thursday morning, that the sheriff’s office and fire department in Portland, Ore., responded to a call about a body that was found in the Willamette River. When they arrived, they discovered a deceased adult male.
The victim was transported to the Portland Fire Station no. 21. Then the Medical Examiner’s office was notified. The man’s identity that was found this morning has not been released nor has the manner of death or a possible motive.
According to “The Oregonian,” this is the third drowning death since Memorial Day weekend. While swimming at the Mission State Park in Marion County, near the Wheatland Ferry Boat Ramp, Dagoberto Nava Castro, 36, disappeared after several minutes. Since he was not wearing a life jacket, he disappeared underwater. Immediate searches were not successful.d A dive team finally located his body around 9 p.m.
The Oregonian maintains an ongoing tally of all the drownings that take place in Oregon. In 2015, there were 36 people who drowned, which is an increase from 2014 with 30 deaths.
The investigation into Thursday morning’s discovery has now been turned over to the Portland Police.
The Public Slate will provide updates when they are available.
By Brandy Combs
Edited by Cathy Milne
KATU.com: Body found in Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge
The Oregonian: Man drowns in the Willamette in Marion County
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