Willamette River drowning victim identified

Deputies say the man was supervising a group of kids.

Posted: Jul 30, 2018 7:21 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2018 10:25 AM

UPDATE: The Benton County Sheriff's Office has identified the drowning victim as Matthew Mark Schill, 34, of Corvallis.

The investigation is ongoing, but the sheriff's office said the death doesn't appear to be suspicious. 

Deputies with the Linn County dive team assisted, along with the Benton County Marine Boat. 

__________________________

MONROE, Ore. -- A man is dead after drowning in the Willamette River near Monroe.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said this happened around 2 p.m. Monday at Irish Bend County Park, about 15 miles south of Corvallis.

Deputies said a group of kids were swimming when one of their adult supervisors started struggling in the water. They said he went under and did not resurface.

After a search, investigators found the 34-year-old man’s body. His name has not yet been released.

Deputies said they are investigating but don’t think the death was suspicious.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 3927

Reported Deaths: 148
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah104058
Marion90525
Washington69017
Clackamas29010
Deschutes1190
Linn1169
Umatilla1113
Polk9610
Lane672
Yamhill657
Jackson570
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Coos310
Malheur280
Josephine251
Jefferson250
Douglas250
Wasco181
Columbia160
Hood River120
Morrow120
Lincoln90
Tillamook60
Curry60
Union60
Crook50
Wallowa20
Sherman10
Grant10
Harney10
Baker10
Unassigned00
Eugene
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Corvallis
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 57°
Roseburg
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 60°
North Bend
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 55°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events