On Friday, July 26th, 2019, at approximately 5:48 PM, a report came out of an adult male swimmer had gone under the water at Reeder Beach on Sauvie Island. Oregon State Patrol, Portland Fire, American Medical Response(AMR), Portland Air Support, Columbia County Deputies, and Multnomah County River Patrol responded.
Despite numerous efforts over multiple days, the body of the swimmer had not been recovered.
Today, August 1, 2019, at approximately 1:50 PM, a report came out of a body on the shore of Willow bar on Sauvie Island. Oregon State Patrol, Columbia County Deputies and Multnomah County River Patrol responded. The body has been identified as the missing swimmer from Friday, July 26th, 2019. MCSO is currently not releasing the name of the deceased to ensure all family have been notified.
MCSO wants you to be safe while boating & swimming. Please wear a life jacket and have a plan when you are in or around the water.