- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a 24-year-old Oregon man drowned in the Rogue River.

Josephine County Search and Rescue coordinator Cory Krauss says Juan Carlos Hernandez-Nunez and a cousin swam across the river a few hundred feet below Rainie Falls. The cousin made it back across Saturday, but Hernandez-Nunez disappeared shortly after re-entering the water.

Friends and bystanders found the Medford man unconscious and their efforts to revive him failed.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (https://is.gd/EawUej ) a rescue crew arrived about 90 minutes after 9-1-1 was called -too late to help.

Krauss says the cold water and powerful current make swimming in the Rogue very risky at this time of year.


Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com



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