Search for apparent drowning victim called off

Camas man jumped off boat Sunday in Columbia River

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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Updated: August 22, 2011, 8:16 PM

 

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has called off the search for the body of a 45-year-old Camas man who authorities presume drowned after jumping off a boat in the Columbia River on Sunday.

Officials identified the man Monday as Carl Lacour, Multnomah County Sheriff Lt. Derrick Peterson said.

Lacour jumped off a boat near Tomahawk Island on the Oregon side of the river in the Jantzen Beach area at about 1 p.m. Sunday.

Teams from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Fire Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the Vancouver Fire Department were all on the scene searching for Lacour.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office dive team continued the search Monday. Authorities called off the effort at about noon after the dive team completed the search of the area where Lacour entered the water, Peterson said.

The team will continue to use sonar equipment to search for leads and will re-enter the water when they find a good lead, Peterson said.