Sweet Home Fire District / SHFD

For the second time in three days, a child was trapped in the rapids of McKercher Park near Brownsville, Tuesday.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The aid of at least ten bystanders helped keep a child from drowning Saturday near Brownsville.  

PeaceHealth Oregon

With temperatures rising and public pools closed due to the pandemic, families are looking for ways to beat the heat. Whether it’s a backyard wading pool or a local lake, safety advocates remind us the risk of drowning is real, especially for kids. Here are some tips on staying safe around water.

Marion County Sheriff's Department

The hot weather, along with the cool rivers and ocean, can be a deadly combination in the Northwest.  The near-drowning of a child in Oregon is a good reminder to practice water safety.

On Monday, an 8-year-old boy was swimming in Butte Creek in Scotts Mills Park. Marion County Sheriff Sergeant Chris Baldridge says the older brother and aunt were also in the water.