Drowning victim recovered in Clackamas River

Drowning victim recovered in Clackamas River

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by KGW.com staff

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Posted on July 8, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 8 at 5:46 AM

OREGON CITY, Ore. – Divers recovered the body Sunday afternoon of a 26-year-old woman who drowned in the Clackamas River Friday.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet divers had recovered missing swimmer Meagan O'Meara-Clark's body.

Officials had called off the search for O'Meara-Clark who drowned while rafting on the Clackamas River near the Carver Park boat ramp Friday afternoon.

O'Meara-Clark and another man were reportedly on a boat upstream from the ramp when they ended up in the water. The man got out of the water safely, but searchers had not found the woman.

Officials said she was not wearing a life vest.

O'Meara-Clark's cousin, Nolan O'Meara, spoke to KGW Saturday.

"She was a kind, outspoken woman," O'Meara said. "She's a beautiful person. It's tragic what happened."

O'Meara-Clark was a graduate of Canby High School. She had recently moved back to Oregon from California.

The search was called off on Saturday afternoon. Clackamas County Marine patrol officers said they would continue to search for O'Meara-Clark during normal patrols.

 


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