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SWEET HOME, Ore. A 19-year-old Silverton man fell to his death into the Green Peter Reservoir near Sweet Home Friday, deputies said.

Michael Staab was camping with Dana Buck, 18, of Corvallis on Quartzville Road in a small tent next to a fire pit near the reservoir, said Undersheriff Bruce Riley with the Linn County Sheriff s Office.

At 11:17 p.m., deputies got a call that Staab had fallen down a steep embankment into the water.

Staab was reportedly standing near the edge of an embankment when he fell.

Rescue divers found Staab s body in the reservoir around 1 a.m. Saturday morning in around 35 feet of water, 50 feet from the shore, Riley said.


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