Ore.: man dies in river, child still missing
Friday, May 18, 2012
GATES, Ore. (AP) -- Sheriff's officers say a 22-year-old man died while trying to save the life of a 5-year-old boy who fell into the North Santiam River near Gates, Ore. The boy is missing in the river.
The Corvallis Gazette Times reports (http://is.gd/2bX4jX ) that rescue crews recovered the man's body Friday afternoon. A search for the boy was suspended at nightfall. Crews planned to resume looking for him Saturday.
Linn County Sheriff Tim Mueller said that as of late Friday night, officers had not been able to reach the boy's mother.
No details were provided on the man or boy.
Initial reports indicated the boy was fishing with his father at Niagara County Park when the child fell into the river. The 22-year-old man reportedly jumped in to help him.
The area is about 40 miles east of Salem.
Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com