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Search for possible drowning victim suspended in Roseburg

The Roseburg Fire Department said one person is missing and presumed to have drowned on Tuesday.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 10:10 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2019 10:15 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The flooding we've witnessed over the past few days may have turned deadly. The Roseburg Fire Depatment said one person is missing and presumed to have drowned on Tuesday.

The department said they got a call at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday saying there was a man in a dark sweatshirt in the river by Gaddis Park and Interstate 5 with his arms flailing around the water.

When they arrived, they said they found high, swift waters. The rapid search was unsuccessful and officials said they called off the search because of hazardous water conditions and safety concerns.

Assisting agencies included Douglas County Fire District #2 (Water Rescue Team), Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (Marine Division), Roseburg Police Department and Umpqua Valley Ambulance.

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