6-year-old girl missing in frigid Oregon river
Monday, January 23, 2012
ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) -- Clackamas County officials say rescue workers have searched without success for a 6-year-old girl who fell into the frigid, rain-swollen Clackamas River and was swept downstream.
Vinesa Snegur's father raced along the river but couldn't keep up after his daughter fell in Sunday afternoon. The waterway is running fast and cold from a recent winter storm.
About 50 ground searchers and divers suspended their search at nightfall Monday. A helicopter with thermal imaging equipment also was used to scan the river.
The Clackamas County sheriff's office said the search would resume Tuesday.
Sgt. James Rhodes says the girl and her parents are from southeast Portland and drove to the area near Austin Hot Springs in the Mount Hood National Forest to play in the snow.