FISHERMAN DIES AFTER FALLING OVERBOARD IN WILLAMETTE RIVER
Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, at approximately 6:19 p.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a man and a dog who had fallen overboard from a small fishing boat in the Swan Island Lagoon, an inlet of the Willamette River. Marine deputies responded, as did Portland Fire & Rescue, who dispatched several land units and a rescue boat to aid in the search. At approximately 6:45 p.m., the missing man was located. He was pronounced deceased on scene.
The dog was located on shore and taken to an animal hospital for evaluation.
The man's identity is being withheld until next of kin notifications are made.