3 S. Ore. men swim to shore when boat flips over

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 3:02 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Jackson County sheriff's office says three southern Oregon fishermen swam to shore after their 16-foot drift boat flipped over in the Rogue River.

The sheriff's office says the boat hit a rapid and then a tree on Wednesday.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says 58-year-old Mark Orsenkranz of Ashland, 63-year-old Dennis Jarvi of Talent and 62-year-old Walter Sokolowski of Medford used a sandbar to climb out and started walking back to their vehicle.

Medics said the men were cold but unhurt.

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