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Teenage Boy Drowns at Green Peter Reservoir
by Ralph Metcalf - The Oregon Herald
  Friday July 9, 2010 - 12:39 PM
SWEET HOME, Oregon - A teenager from Wilsonville drowned yesterday at the Green Peter Reservoir. He was on a trip for a wrestling training camp.Late yesterday morning Linn County 911 received an urgent a call about a missing 16-year-old boy. He was later identified as Colton Christopher Holly, a Wilsonville High School student. He had last been seen at the Thistle Creek boat ramp on Green Peter Reservoir east of Sweet Home.

AllHolly was part of a wrestling training camp held at Sweet Home High School. Colton Holly and 20 other members of the wrestling team had been swimming and jumping from the boat dock. According to witnesses, he was last seen about 1-1.5 hours prior to the 911 call. When it was discovered he was missing from the group, adult leaders and other team members searched the area for him.

Linn County Sheriff's Deputies and members of the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to the call. They found Holly's body at 11:54 p.m. in 20 feet of water, about 50 feet from the boat ramp. Medics attempted gave CRP but the victim was not responsive. There were no visible signs of trauma and foul play is not suspected.


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