Young man drowns at High Rocks Park

Search for victim suspended for the night

Swimmers, jumpers and sunbathers at High Rocks in Gladstone, July 6, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Swimmers, jumpers and sunbathers at High Rocks in Gladstone, July 6, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

GLADSTONE, Ore. (KOIN) — Search and rescue crews responded to reports of a possible drowning at High Rocks Park Tuesday evening, fire officials confirmed.

The victim, identified as 19-year-old Said Osman, jumped into the Clackamas River around 7:20 p.m. and struggled in the current before going under, Gladstone Fire Dept. said.

Witnesses reportedly tried helping the victim, but he didn’t resurface. Crews went into recovery mode after fire officials said the victim was presumed to have drowned.

The search was suspended for the night shortly after.

Officials said no family members came forward after the drowning.

Anyone with information on the incident should call 503.655.8211.