Possible drowning at Applegate Lake

0721 Applegate Lake

Update (07/21 10:45 p.m.) — Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call today at 4:45 p.m. for a water rescue. When they arrived on scene, they learned that several teenagers were fishing, and then wanted to go swimming. They jumped off the Applegate Dam – a 60-foot drop.

“Two of the subjects were fine and then one of the subjects had difficulty swimming. Then ended up going underneath and they were unable to find him,” Captain Nathan Sickler said, Jackson County Sheriff Office.

By the time responders got the call, the teenager was already underwater for five minutes. Marine patrol, as well as divers, are still searching for the teenage boy.

Search and rescue will continue to look as weather and and visibility allows.

Jackson County, Ore. — First responders are looking for a possible drowning victim at Applegate Lake.

Applegate firefighters and Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for someone who reportedly dove into the lake near the intake around 4:45.

A body has not been found, but Applegate Fire tells us it sounds like it’s become a recovery mission, and not a rescue

NBC5 News will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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