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Lane County Sheriff's Deputy Dies In Drowning

Lane County Sheriff

A Lane County Sheriff’s deputy drowned Sunday at Foster Reservoir near Sweet Home. 

Courtney Couch Anderson was paddle boarding with her family. She attempted to help a child and slipped into the water. Anderson was not wearing a life jacket. Other swimmers were able to find her and pull her to the surface. She was taken to Lebanon Community Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. 

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office put out a statement mourning the loss of their deputy who’d been with the agency for seven years. The Linn County Sheriff is investigating the incident. 

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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