Car driven off Oak Grove boat ramp into Willamette River
A man who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis "intentionally" drove his car into the Willamette River from the Oak Grove boat ramp, Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies say.
Police responded to the 1000 block of Southeast Oak Grove Boulevard around 6 a.m. on Friday, May 17, following a report of a suspicious person.
A 9-1-1 caller told police that a man with a bleeding arm was "acting strange," banging on a front door and yelling about a car crash.
Deputies found the man in the area. "It appeared his injuries were from the impact and extracting himself from the submerging vehicle," officers say.
The man was taken to an area hospital for a mental health assessment and was also treated for minor injuries. Police say he will be connected to mental health services via the CCSO Behavioral Health Unit.
A police patrol boat responded to the dock, while search and rescue crews ensured the car was empty and then removed it from the river.
"Deputies have been in contact with the subject's family who are safe and accounted for," police say.
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