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News Release
Body of missing Hillsboro man recovered in Columbia River - 08/23/19

On 08/23/19 at approximately 8:00am, MCSO River Patrol deputies responded to a report of a body in the Columbia River near the Interstate (I-5) Bridge.  Deputies recovered the body of STEPHEN COWARD, age 56, of Hillsboro.  Coward was last seen swimming near Sand Island in the Columbia River on 08/19/19 around 6:30pm.  Friends called 911 after observing Coward disappear under the water after struggling to make it back to shore.  No additional information will be released regarding this recovery.