SHADY COVE, Ore. – A man died Monday while boating in the Rogue River in Shady Cove. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) marine patrol deputies are investigating the incident.
On July 22, 2019, at 11:47 a.m., a man called 911 to report his father was drowning. The caller told dispatch that that victim had gone underwater with his hand caught on the boat’s anchor rope. He was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.
Personnel from JCSO, Fire District #4, and Mercy Flights responded to the location, approximately one-quarter mile downstream from the Upper Rogue River Park boat ramp. Rescue personnel retrieved the unresponsive victim from the water and attempted resuscitation.
The victim was transported by ambulance from the boat ramp to Providence Medford Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. An investigator with the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the hospital.
JCSO marine patrol deputies continue to investigate the boating accident. No further information is available for release at this time