Man found dead in Deschutes was Portlander

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by Associated Press & KGW Staff

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 11:51 AM

BEND -- A body recovered Sunday afternoon from the Deschutes River near downtown Bend has been identified as a Portland man.

The body of Jesse David Zimmerman, 25, had been spotted by a kayaker, as temperatures climbed into the 80s on the warmest day of the year so far.

Police said Zimmerman had rented a home with friends for the weekend. The death does not appear to be a criminal matter.

KTVZ reports  the body was recovered by a Bend Fire Department boat and Deschutes County sheriff's divers in the cold, swift-running river.

 

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