Lane Co. Sheriff's Office

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a possible drowning at Triangle Lake on Thursday evening.  At about 7:45pm, a caller advised that a boat had tipped into the lake and one person had not resurfaced after going into the water.  Bystanders immediately began searching the area where the boater was last seen, approximately 50 feet from the main boat ramp.

Divers located the victim at approximately 10:45pm and found him to be deceased.  The identity of the victim, a 17-year-old male, is being withheld at this time. 

Initial investigation has revealed that the male had fallen into the water when the canoe that he was riding in capsized.  He was not wearing a life jacket.