Monday, July 14, 2008

5-year-old drowns near Rainier

How the boy fell into the river remains unclear. Bystanders said they heard the boy was either riding on the back of a Jet Ski or being towed on a float behind a Jet Ski when he fell into the water. The boy was at the beach with some family members, said Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Caldwell, who refused to release the child’s name or any other information.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was there when it happened, he ran out onto a jetty made of wood pilings made to strain the water of large floating debris. He fell off of there and several jet skiers including myself combed the water for an hour and a half until the sheriff told us to leave because a dive team was going to try to recover the boy's body.

Dwayne Clark said...

This is a very sad case...