Roseburg Man Drowns at South Umpqua Falls

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/31/18 

- A Roseburg man drowned Sunday afternoon at South Umpqua Falls. 

A 9-1-1 call was received by the Douglas County 9-1-1 center at approximately 3:30 on Sunday, July 29, 2018 reporting a man had possibly drowned while visiting the South Umpqua Falls. Emergency crews responded to the scene along with Forest Service personnel. 
Lifesaving measures were attempted by bystanders and responders.Depsite the efforts, 18 year-old Samuel R. Alford of Roseburg died at the scene. 
Witnesses reported seeing Alford at the top of the falls alone and then later finding him in the water. 
The Sheriff's Office responded along with Bay Cities Ambulance, United States Forest Service, Riddle, Milo, Tiller and South Umpqua Fire Departments.

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