Sheriff Seeks Help In Locating Missing Canoeist

Jul 24, 2019

A local man has gone missing while canoeing on the Willamette River. Kenneth Swanson, 62, was last seen Wednesday morning at the Pengra boat launch near Lowell.

Kenneth Swanson
Credit Lane County Sheriff

He planned to canoe down river and contact friends when he stopped on shore. But, he has not been heard from and his whereabouts are unknown.

Swanson has brown hair, a full beard and was wearing a black jacket and t-shirt with 2 orange personal flotation devices.

His canoe was described as a 4-person aluminum vessel.

The Lane County Sheriff is asking for the public’s help in locating Swanson. 

Kenneth Swanson's boat.
Credit Lane County Sheriff