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Drowning victim recovered in Willamette River

Drowning victim recovered in Willamette River

Wednesday morning, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol Deputies recovered the body of Anthony Jimenez.  

The body was located about 3/4 of a mile down river from the area where Jimenez and two others were attempting to swim across the Willamette River on Sunday afternoon. 

Jimenez, Kevin Judson and Derek Angel were attempting to swim across the river late Sunday afternoon.  Derek Angel was the only one to successfully make it across.  Jimenez and Judson were having difficulties swimming in the fast current of the river.  Several individuals in the area, observing the three, attempted to help and were able to get to Judson.  None of the three were wearing life preservers. Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and Patrol Deputies responded to the scene.  They were later joined in the search by a dive team from Newberg Dive Rescue and the Dayton Fire Dept. 

Unable to locate the victim Sunday evening the search continued. 

Sheriff Jack Crabtree stated, " Though this is very tragic incident, I am thankful that this situation has concluded and that our Marine Patrol Deputies discovered the victim.  I would like to thank Newberg Dive Team, Polk County Sheriff's Marine Patrol, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue K-9 team, Yamhill County Sheriff's Air Posse. The Fox 12 News Helicopter Crew,  and Anthony's family for their participation and support throughout the past 4 days."

 

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