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Teenager drowns in Clackamas River

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: ESTACADA RURAL FIRE DISTRICT - Multiple agencies responded to reports of a swimmer in distress in the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park on Wednesday, June 29. The swimmer did not survive the incident.A teenager drowned while swimming in the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park on Wednesday, June 29.

Responders from the Estacada Rural Fire District, Clackamas Fire District, American Medical Response, Gladstone Fire Department, Lake Oswego Fire Department, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene at approximately 5 p.m.

Witnesses told responders that the teen and two friends had tried to swim across the river without wearing personal floatation devices. Two of them made it across but one did not.

Upon reaching the scene, rescuers learned the swimmer had been underwater for approximately ten minutes. He was located by divers one hour into the incident but did not survive.

Details regarding his identity have not been released pending family notifications.