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Salem-News.com (Aug-02-2014 18:40)
Teen Drowns While Swimming in Willamette RiverKevin Hays Salem-News.com
Fire and rescue crews remind everyone swimming or playing in any body of water in Oregon to wear a life jacket, whether or not you are a good swimmer.
(PORTLAND, Ore. ) -
Rescue crews are still searching for the body of a teenager who drowned Friday afternoon while swimming in the Willamette River near the Sellwood Bridge has been recovered.
Salem-News.com (Jul-20-2014 10:23)
Officials Warn of Willamette River Fish Die Offs; Avoid Water ContactSalem-News.com Staff
Dead fish located on or near the river, or fish caught from the river near the listed areas should not be consumed.
(EUGENE, Ore. ) -
The Department of Environmental Quality has informed the Lane County Sheriff's Office that an
Salem-News.com (Jul-17-2014 23:08)
Three Men Plucked from Two Willamette Valley RiversKevin Hays Salem-News.com
The Oregon State Marine Board and other boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and water users not only have a life jacket, but “Wear It!” at all times.
(JEFFERSON, Ore. ) -
It was a busy evening for Jefferson firefighters and other rescue crews, after two separate water rescue's took place in the Willamette Valley within an hour of each other.
Salem-News.com (Jun-24-2014 12:53)
Police Need Help to ID Body Found in Willamette RiverSalem-News.com Staff
The body could have been in the water anywhere from 6 months to two years.
(McMINNVILLE, Ore. ) -
On April 19th, the body of an unidentified male was found along the banks of the Willamette River in Yamhill County.
Salem-News.com (Jun-21-2014 16:31)
Poll Finds Salem Voters Support Third BridgeSalem-News.com Staff
While some portion of the project likely will be paid for using federal and state funds, the current funding climate indicates that local funding must be a significant portion of the total funding.
(SALEM, Ore. ) -
The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with polling firm Action Solutions, have found that 65 percent of Salem voters approve of an additional vehicle bridge across the Willamette River in Salem.
Salem-News.com (Jun-14-2014 18:57)
Eugene Man Tries to Escape Police by Jumping Into Willamette RiverSalem-News.com
After a brief period in the water, the suspect said he was drowning and returned back to shore
(EUGENE, Ore. ) -
A Eugene man wanted on a felony warrant was arrested by Oregon State Police after he tried escaping by running and then jumping into the Willamette River near Valley River Center.
Salem-News.com (Aug-13-2012 14:26)
Man Dies in Jet Ski Accident on Willamette RiverVideo by Jerry Freeman Salem-News.com
News release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
On Sunday, August 12 at approx 7:43pm, the Polk County Marine Patrol unit was notified of a boating accident Â3/4 mile up river from Wallace Marine Park involving a person being towed on an inner-tube behind a jet-ski.
Salem-News.com (Oct-02-2011 02:20)
Body of Buena Vista Man Recovered from Willamette RiverTim King Salem-News.com
Anyone having information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective John Williams or Sgt. Kevin Haynes at the Polk County Sheriff's Office; 503-623-9251.
(INDEPENDENCE, Ore.) -
A body was pulled from the Willamette River at Buena Vista Saturday afternoon. Officials say the deceased man was later identified as 63-year old Marvin Leonard Studer, a resident of the Buena Vista area.
Salem-News.com (Apr-12-2011 23:31)
Sternwheeler Willamette Queen Runs Aground Tuesday NightJerry Freeman Salem-News.com
Efforts to re-float the sternwheeler will resume in the morning
(SALEM, Ore.) -
Nobody was hurt Tuesday night when the Willamette Queen ran aground in the Willamette River around 8:00 p.m.
Salem-News.com (Jan-31-2010 21:00)
Sternwheeler Willamette Queen Runs Aground Near Oregon CitySalem-News.com
No injuries or serious damage was reported.
(OREGON CITY) -
The Coast Guard is responding to the grounding of the sternwheeler Willamette Queen near Oregon City Sunday. Reports indicate that the 87-foot riverboat was being escorted by two Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels when it ran aground with 80 passengers and eight crew on board at approximately 5:30 p.m.