UO undergrad dies after Wildwood Falls jump

Sidney Anthony Nelson III's body was discovered in a shallow pool under the falls

An AMR ambulance (KOIN 6 News, file)
An AMR ambulance (KOIN 6 News, file)

LANE COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — A 19-year-old college student died Sunday after jumping from Wildwood Falls.

Sidney Anthony Nelson III’s body was discovered by Lane County deputies and search and dive teams at the bottom of a pool under the falls, which are off of Row River Road at milepost 17.

According to the Register-Guard, he was a student at the University of Oregon.

They had received a call at approximately 4:36 p.m. about a man who jumped from the falls into the water and did not surface.

The young man was from California and his family has been notified.

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