GATES, Ore. (AP) — Sheriff’s officers have identified a 22-year-old Keizer man who 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 still missing in the river.
Rescue crews recovered the body of Eric Johnson on Friday afternoon. A search for the boy, Anthony Berlin, resumed Saturday.
Initial reports indicated the boy was fishing with his father, 23-year-old Jacob Allen, at Niagara County Park when the child fell into the river.
Johnson reportedly jumped in to help him.
The area is about 40 miles east of Salem.