Young boy in critical condition after near drowning in Applegate River

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. —A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition Tuesday night after an incident in the Applegate River.

It happened around 6:15 Sunday night.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on the south side of the Cantrall Buckley Bridge in the Applegate River.

We’re told a parent briefly turned their back, and the 4-year-old was taken downstream by the current.

Police say the boy was eventually pulled from the water 5 to 10 minutes after going missing, downstream at a big circle of rocks.

JCSO says he is currently at a Portland hospital.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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