MARION CO., Ore. (KOIN) — Water rescue crews have recovered the body of a 25-year-old man who drowned at the Three Pools Recreation Area earlier this week.
Kung Shing Yau was swimming with 2 friends in the upper pools area when he went under the water around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. Yau was a student at Linn Benton Community College who had been studying abroad in the US for 7 years.
Search and rescue crews searched for the man but eventually had to suspend their search due to dangerous conditions. On Thursday morning, kayakers called the sheriff’s office to report a body down the river near the pools, which water rescue teams recovered.
The sheriff’s office has not released the man’s name at this time.
“It’s tragic,” Lt. Chris Baldridge said. “W’re coming off an extremely hard winter. We have high waters, lots of snow, lots of rain runoff and our rivers are full.”
The Three Pools area will be closed until further notice.
KOIN 6 News will have more information as it becomes available.