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Portland man, 21, drowns at High Rocks Park

A 21-year-old from Portland died when he went under the water in High Rocks Park in Gladstone on Sunday afternoon.

Jeffrey Y. Fleshler was pronounced dead at the scene after being removed from the water by dive rescue personnel.

Around 4:17 p.m., Clackamas County deputies were called about the man underwater. First responders got there about two minutes later but could not find the man. The marine and divers units were called and a search began. Officers with the Gladstone Police Department and the Oregon City Police Department also responded to the scene to assist.

Fleshler's body was found around 6 p.m. by a diver not far from where he was last seen. It was recovered and transported to the Meldrum Bar boat ramp, where the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office conducted their investigation. Fleshler was pronounced dead at the scene.