By Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SANDY, Ore. (AP) - Water rescue teams in Oregon’s Clackamas County have recovered the body of a man who was swept away in the storm-swollen waters of the Sandy River in the Mount Hood area.

The county sheriff’s office was told the man had been swept away when a footbridge over the river gave way Tuesday afternoon.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that sheriff’s Sgt. Nate Thompson says the man’s body was found Tuesday evening about a mile downstream from where he was last seen. The man was not immediately identified.

Twenty-three other hikers were stranded on the other side of the bridge, which is located on the Ramona Falls Trail in the Mount Hood National Forest. Thompson says the sheriff’s River Patrol set up rafts and brought the hikers across the river.

Heavy rains hit the area on Tuesday.


Information from: The Oregonian,

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