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Family to hold vigil for missing Portland man tonight

By Jerzy Shedlock, Columbian Breaking News Reporter
Published: February 17, 2021, 1:00pm

A vigil will be held this afternoon along the Columbia River for Antonio Amaro Lopez, whose car is believed to have gone over the side of the Interstate 205 Bridge on Sunday.

People interested in attending the vigil should meet Amaro Lopez’s family at 4 p.m. at the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp, 4325 N.E. Marine Drive in Portland, according to a GoFundMe page for the family.

“Please make sure to wear a mask, social distance, bring candles, dress warm and bring an umbrella,” the page says.

Amaro Lopez started driving home from his job at his family’s Hazel Dell restaurant about 5 p.m. Sunday. Shortly after he left work, drivers on the Glenn Jackson Bridge saw a maroon SUV lose control and go over the side of the span into the Columbia River below, according to the Oregonian.

Amaro Lopez hasn’t been seen since Sunday evening, and his family believes he was in the car that went over the bridge.

The Portland Police Bureau said in a Tuesday afternoon news release that no vehicle nor person associated with it had been located.

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol Unit deputies are conducting sonar scans on the Columbia River under the Glenn Jackson Bridge, according to Portland police. The Wednesday update on the family’s GoFundMe page says the search on the river is ongoing.

Columbian Breaking News Reporter