Man Feared Dead After Drowning

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Tue, July 10 2012 at 6:20 PM, Updated: Tue, July 10 2012 at 6:27 PM

A family member says the 21 year-old man tried to swim across the Rogue River but went under about halfway across.

It was a hot day and a chance for 21 year old Sean Kruger of Grants Pass to hang out with family and friends. He was off of work from the Tap Rock Restaurant enjoying the river near Griffin Park. When he tried to swim across the river he turned around when the current got stronger. From family accounts, Kruger went under and hasn't been seen since. Search and rescue crews including a dive team and volunteers with river boats are still searching for any sign of him.

 

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News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

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