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UPDATE: Body found in Willamette identified as missing canoeist

Donald Girardi went missing two weeks ago.

Posted: Jun 10, 2018 10:19 PM
Updated: Jun 11, 2018 7:47 PM

UPDATE: The body of a canoeist who went missing two weeks ago has been recovered in the Willamette River.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Donald Girardi, 73, took his canoe out near the Hayden Bridge Boat Ramp on the McKenzie River in Springfield when he went missing on May 28.

Deputies found his overturned canoe and search and rescue teams looked for him for several days but could not find him.

On Sunday afternoon, a boater found Girardi’s body about a mile upriver from the Marshall Island Boat Ramp near Junction City.

Deputies said they are investigating his death and there is no indication of foul play.
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LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- A man's body was found in the Willamette River on Sunday.

Carrie Carver, a spokesperson for the Lane County Sheriff's Office, said a boater spotted the body near the Marshall Island boat ramp just after 3 p.m. 

Lane County Search and Rescue divers helped recover the man's body. 

As of Sunday night, the man had not been identified.

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