Deputies Investigate Drowning (Silverton)

Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 06/21/18

Last night, 06/20/2018 at 7:55 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and fire personnel with the Silverton Fire District were called to Canyonview Camp located in the 13000 block of Finlay Road NE near Silverton.  Camp personnel reported a swimmer had disappeared underwater and could not be located. 

When deputies and fire personnel arrived on scene they found lifeguards and camp counselors searching the approximate two acre pond for the missing swimmer.  A short time later the body of 14 year old, Naomi Rudolph of Keizer was located and pulled from the water.  Naomi had been working at the camp as a junior camp counselor and was using her off time to swim in the pond. 
From their investigation deputies believe the teen was swimming when she began to struggle and called for help.  Sadly lifeguards could not get to her before she submerged and Ms. Rudolph died.  This marks the first drowning death in Marion County for the 2018 summer season and it is with heavy hearts that we must remind swimmers how dangerous water can be.  Provided is a link to some swimming safety tips created by
The Sheriff’s Office thoughts and prayers are with the Rudolph family and all those affected at Canyonview Camp.