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UPDATE #3: Rescue Crews to Resume Search for Teen Presumed Drowned in Salem Creek

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BREAKING NEWS
Salem Firefighters and Salem Police are conducting a search of Mill Creek and other waterways in SE Salem in and around Cascade Gateway Park for a child that has been reported missing.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem Firefighters and Salem Police are conducting a search of Mill Creek and other waterways in SE Salem in and around Cascade Gateway Park for a teen that has been reported missing.

A rescue boat has been brought in to search for what Salem-News.com has learned is a male teenager. Salem-News.com in on scene, and an active search for the teenager is being conducted in Mill Creek upstream and at Walter Wirth Lake inside the park. Rescue crews are also searching ditches and other grassy areas in and around the park.

Crews are also searching Mill Creek around the Costco on Hawthorne Ave, and just behind the Costco property to the north Shelton Ditch.

Those traveling on Interstate 5 near the Mission Street exit, and those traveling on Mission Street, and Hawthorne Ave, should be aware of extra police and fire equipment in the area.

UPDATE 11:14 p.m.: The Newberg Fire Department dive team has been called into assist and evaluate the situation.

UPDATE: 12:30 a.m.: Search crews have called off the search for the night. Units will remain in the area in case something is discovered overnight. Salem-News.com will have more information in the morning.

UPDATE: 8:00 a.m.: Search and Rescue crews will be back out searching for a 16-year-old boy who they believed drowned Sunday night while swimming in Mill Creek.

Salem-News.com will have more on this story as soon as it becomes available.




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