near-drowning

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.  

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.