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News Release
23-0463 -- Deceased Person Located in the Willamette River Downstream from the Ferry Street Bridge - 01/24/23

Last night deputies and Lane County Sheriff Search and Rescue personnel responded to the Willamette River near Ferry Street Bridge to assist in the search of a person in the water. Bystanders said that a man reportedly went underwater and did not resurface.  Rescuers extensively searched the area but were unable to find the man. 

Sheriff Search and Rescue personnel returned to the area this morning and resumed the search.  The body of a deceased male was found underwater by divers shortly after 1:00pm. 

The identity of the involved has not yet been determined. 

For information regarding the investigation, contact the Eugene Police Department.  Questions related to LCSO Search and Rescue can be directed to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

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