Death being investigated on the Rogue River this weekend

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on the Rogue River this weekend.

Sergeant Julie Denney says a 58-year-old man was seen floating face down in the river near Agate and Modoc Road on Saturday.

One of the first people to spot him was a JCSO sergeant who pulled him to shore and performed CPR until medical personnel arrived.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant Denney says the man was wearing a life jacket when he was found and had been boating at the time.

As of now, the Sheriff’s office is not calling this a drowning. They are waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

Blakely McHugh is co-anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and spokesperson for In This Together, a suicide prevention initiative. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Blakely is a native of San Diego, CA. Blakely is excited to be in southern Oregon, a place that gets all the seasons and has similar temperatures to Arizona in the summer! When she’s not at work, you can find her relaxing at home watching TV and cuddling with her cat, Dallas. She also enjoys trying new places to eat and exploring the outdoors. Blakely loves meeting new people so if you see her out and about, say “hi!”
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