Update (0722 10:10 a.m.) — The Daily Courier reports Josephine County Sheriff’s Dave Daniels said he received word around 4:00 p.m. Thursday that the recovery effort has been successful.
Update (07/19 1:45 p.m.) — The Josephine County Sheriff’s Department has identified the man who drowned in the Rogue River on Sunday evening as 57-year-old Los Altos, California resident Mark Templeton.
Deputies said Templeton was located up against a rock about two feet underwater. Recovery efforts took place, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
According to the JCSO, a recovery team is being assembled and another effort will take place later on this week.
Josephine County, Ore. – Police say a man drowned in the Rogue River after getting pinned underwater.
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred on Sunday around 4:30 p.m.
According to police the 57-year-old man, who was on a guided rafting trip, drowned after his inflatable kayak flipped at Wildcat Rapid.
Police said river guides eventually found the deceased man pinned underwater. He was wearing a life jacket at the time his kayak flipped.
On Monday, police said Josephine County Search and Rescue are leading a recovery effort to remove the deceased man from the river.
The identity of the man will not be released by police until next of kin have been notified.