Disasters & Accidents
7:24 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Near-Drowning In Marion County Prompts Water Safety Reminders

Scotts Mills Park in Scotts Mills, Oregon is the site of a near-drowning on June 30, 2014.
Credit Marion County Sheriff's Department

The hot weather, along with the cool rivers and ocean, can be a deadly combination in the Northwest.  The near-drowning of a child in Oregon is a good reminder to practice water safety.

On Monday, an 8-year-old boy was swimming in Butte Creek in Scotts Mills Park. Marion County Sheriff Sergeant Chris Baldridge says the older brother and aunt were also in the water.

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