The victim of the drowning has been identified as: Allums N. Robinson, 24 years of age from Klamath Falls, Oregon. Family has been notified. Investigation is on going.
Earlier Press Release:
At approximately 15:15 Hrs today, April 20th, 2018 Clark County Fire Rescue and Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported drowning on the North Fork of the Lewis River at the confluence of Cedar Creek in North Clark County. Witnesses reported a group of four individuals, family and friends were on the river bank of the North Fork, two of the party went into the river to swim. One of the swimmers, a 24 year old male began having difficulties continuing to swim and slipped beneath the water. The second swimmer returned safely to shore.
Rescue located the missing swimmer in about 15 feet of water, deceased and presumed drowned. Rescue was unable to reach the deceased. Divers have been requested to recover the individual and the Clark County Medical Examiner is on scene at this time and will take custody of the remains.
The death is under investigation but appears to be an accidental drowning. Current cold water conditions are likely a contributing factor in the drowning.
According to a source close to the family:
Allums family is challenging all who are mourning his loss; to one calendar year of alcohol abstinence in his memory.
Article by Klamath Alerts.