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Man's body recovered from Columbia River near Rooster Rock
UPDATE: 54-year-old Portland man drowned
Multnomah County sheriffs dive team recovered the body of a 54-year-old Portland man Tuesday evening from the Columbia River near Rooster Rock.
Sheriff's deputies said James Watkins Jr. drowned while swimming in the area. Divers recovered his body at about 8 p.m. Aug. 4. The body was turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
Witnesses said Watkins went missing at about 5:12 p.m. in Rooster Rock State Park. He went underwater while swimming across the river inlet to an island across from one of the beach areas and did not resurface.