Dive Team Recovers 7-year Old’s Body


[UPDATE 11:15 a.m. JULY 31ST] The Josephine County Search and Rescue team recovered the body of 7-year old Dakota Vincent at 8:20 a.m. Thursday. He was found about 50 ft downstream from the Parkway Bridge in 8 ft of water. The Search and Rescue dive team were able to get his body. Josephine County Search and Rescue officials confirmed Vincent died from drowning.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —¬†Law enforcement in Josephine County is continuing the search for a missing boy at Baker Park.

On Monday night, police and fire and rescue responded to Baker Park for a possible drowning, reported east of the bridge. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said several people called reporting two children and an adult female had gone under water and efforts were being made to save them.

The woman and her 5-year-old sister had gotten out of the water by the time emergency responders arrived, and were being tended to after being rescued by bystanders. The 7-year-old child was still missing and was last seen in the water.

GPDPS reports the Josephine County Search and Rescue Dive Team responded along with two rescue boats and continued the search this morning. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the police department at 541-450-6260.