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Man dies after falling from raft on McKenzie River

Bryan Beyerlin, 58, is dead after he went fishing with his friend in the McKenzie River Saturday afternoon.

Posted: Jun 2, 2019 11:39 PM
Updated: Jun 3, 2019 9:59 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield man has died after falling from a raft on the McKenzie River Saturday afternoon. The water rescue took place near Hendricks Bridge County Park, which is along Highway 126. 

Officials said the Springfield man who died is Bryan Beyerlin, 58.

They said he was out fishing with his friend when they missed the boat landing for the pull out. Beyerlin's friend was able to get out of the raft, but then he saw Beyerlin stuck on a log. He was able to push Beyerlin off the log, but then had trouble staying afloat so he went back to shore. Officials say that was the last time he saw Beyerlin. 

Rescuers with Eugene Springfield Fire found Beyerlin underwater downstream. Medics performed CPR on him and took him to the hospital, where he later died. 

Officials said Beyerlin's friend did not sustain any injuries. Beyerlin was not wearing a life jacket, while his friend was. 

They have not released the name of Beyerlin's friend because the investigation is ongoing.  

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