SCOTTS MILLS, Ore. (AP) -- A Salem man drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming at Scotts Mills County Park.
The Marion County sheriff's office says 26-year-old Nicholi W. Zahler appeared stunned after diving into the water from a rock near the waterfall on Butte Creek.
A bystander tried to help him but was pushed away, so the bystander assumed he was OK. The man's girlfriend later noticed him missing. He was dead when he was pulled from the water.