- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DORENA, Ore. (AP) - A Lane County Sheriff’s official says a 19-year-old University of Oregon student drowned when he jumped from Wildwood Falls into the water below and did not surface.

The Register-Guard in Eugene reports (https://is.gd/CeL5Ac ) that Sidney “Tony” Anthony Nelson, from California, was an undergraduate studying computer science.

Members of a Lane County dive team recovered Nelson’s body at the bottom of a deep pool at the base of the falls, which are near Cottage Grove, after receiving a report about someone jumping from the falls Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies say cold spring runoff and swift-moving water can be dangerous. They say people should wear a properly fitting life jacket when in the water.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com



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