Divers find body of young boy in Sandy River

Credit: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Divers find body of young boy in Sandy River

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Posted on July 18, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 2:23 PM

TROUTDALE, Ore. -- Divers found the body of a young boy in the Sandy River near Glenn Otto Park Thursday, authorities told KGW.

The body has not yet been identified but it seemed to match the description of a 7-year-old boy who vanished in deep water on Sunday, July 1. Divers had returned Thursday to look in areas that were not previously searched in that case and found the body submerged under a rock shelf just before noon, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Police said Glenn Otto Park provides free life jackets for swimmers.

"It's heart-wrenching you know, it's unfortunate," said Sgt. Carey Kaer of the Troutdale Police Dept. "The life jackets are there to use. There's no reason you shouldn't just grab one and put it on your child."

The boy who drowned on July was identified as Askhur Rahman.  His parents have been notified of the body found in the river Thursday, said Sgt. Carey Kaer with the Troutdale Police Department.

Background: Boy presumed drowned at park on Sandy River

The accident involving young Rahman was one of five possible drownings that occurred the same weekend in Oregon waterways. High weekend temperatures sent swimmers into oceans and rivers all across the state.

Background: Five drown in Oregon waterways

 

 

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