- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say rescue crews have suspended the search in the Columbia River for a 25-year-old man who went missing after he and his partner fell off their jet ski into the water.

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office identified the missing jet skier as George Walker of Portland.

Walker disappeared sometime after 1 a.m. on Saturday in the south channel of the river near Marine Drive and Northeast 90th Avenue. The second jet skier was able to make it over to shore on Government Island.

Officials said the search was suspended after several hours of surface searching, use of side scan sonar and dragging the river area. The accident investigation has been referred to the Boat Accident Reconstruction team.

Neither of the two jet skiers was wearing a lifejacket.



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