Man Dies After Injuries from Kitesurfing

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — A 49 year old man died after an apparent kitesurfing accident on the North Coast on Thursday. Wiley Dale Johnson Jr., an off-duty lieutenant of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained. Thursday evening, Oregon State Police was notified that an adult male was being taken to a hospital in … Continue reading »

Secondary Drowning

Medford, Ore. — When we head out to the lake or the pool we know there is the risk of drowning, but there is another warning about secondary drowning.  It’s something that can happen once you’ve left the pool. Providence Medford Medical Center’s Brian Marlia-Larsen said it is uncommon, but it is real.  He said … Continue reading »

Near Drowning in Cottage Grove Reservoir

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A close call for a woman in Cottage Grove Friday morning, after deputies say she nearly drowned in the Cottage Grove Reservoir. Lane County Search and Rescue says the woman was missing for more than an hour and had to be transported by helicopter to RiverBend Hospital. Deputies were called to … Continue reading »

Parents Perform CPR to Save Baby’s Life

TRAIL, Ore. — A couple’s quick action is credited with saving their own baby’s life. Friday afternoon, emergency responders rushed to the 64 hundred block of Crow Foot Road in Trail. Two teens were playing outside and didn’t notice their family friend’s 1-year-old girl disappear. A few minutes later, they found her in the creek. She accidently … Continue reading »

Woman Drowns in River Near Merlin

MERLIN, Ore. — A woman drowns in the Rogue River and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office says the drowning could have been prevented. The owner of Black Bar Lodge was looking at the Rogue River when he saw a body floating in the waters Saturday, around 4 p.m. With the help of others, John James went out to … Continue reading »