- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Marion County sheriff’s office says a 17-year-old boy pulled from the water at Salmon Falls Park east of Salem, Oregon, has died.

He was not identified pending notification of relatives.

Earlier, sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Stutrud said bystanders rescued the teen after he went into the water Monday afternoon and failed to surface. The bystanders also started CPR and continued until emergency crews reached the boy. He was taken to a hospital.

The park is on the Little Northfork of the Santiam River about 40 miles east of Salem.

The sheriff’s office says initial 911 callers couldn’t get a cell signal because of the park’s location. One person had to leave the park to call for help.


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