Swimmer drowns at Oxbow Park
A 33-year-old Portland man drowned while swimming at Oxbow Regional Park over the weekend despite attempts from good Samaritans to get him out of the water and perform CPR.
The park is located 10 miles southeast of Troutdale.
Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, July 10, first responders arrived at Oxbow Park, 3010 S.E. Oxbow Parkway, on reports of a drowning. Upon arrival, Multnomah County Deputies, Gresham firefighters and other emergency medical personnel found two park rangers and several others performing CPR on Jose Marcelino Castillo-Pacheco.
Castillo-Pacheco was transported to Mount Hood Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the sheriff's office, a teenage girl was the first to notice Castillo-Pacheco in distress and pulled him out of the water.
This is the second drowning in the past two weeks on the Sandy River. Officials said in both cases the swimmers were not wearing life jackets.
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