Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Emergency Messages as of 8:47 am, Thu. Jul. 9
No information currently posted.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office.
Primary email address for a new account:

And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Marion Co. Sheriff's Office by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Marion Co. Sheriff's Office to your Twitter account or create one.


Hide this Message

Manage my existing Subscription

News Release
Mongold Boat Ramp
Mongold Boat Ramp
Falling Tree Kills Boater at Detroit Lake (Photo) - 05/24/20

At approximately 3:40 pm on May 24th, 2020, Marine Patrol deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a boating accident in the Box Canyon area of Detroit Lake.  The caller reported two pontoon style boats were near the shoreline tethered together, when the top of a large tree fell, striking both boats.  The caller said at least one person was severely injured and was taken by boat to Mongold State Park for help.

Deputies and emergency personnel arrived at the Mongold boat ramp a short time later where CPR was being administered to the victim.  Life Flight was called to transport the patient.  Tragically, the victim did not survive the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  No other injuries were reported.

The victim, a 13-year-old female from Utah, was at the lake with family when the accident occurred.  No additional information about the victim will be released at this time.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Detroit-Idanha Fire District, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, Lyons Ambulance, Life Flight, U.S. Forest Service, and Oregon State Parks.

Attached Media Files: Mongold Boat Ramp
View more news releases from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office.