GOLD HILL, Ore. — A body recovered from the Rogue River this week is believed to be that of a California man who went missing at Rock Point Bridge near Gold Hill earlier this month.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, reports of a body seen floating downstream in the Rogue River came in around 7 p.m. on Sunday. Sheriff's Office marine units and crews from the Rogue River Fire District recovered the body just over an hour later near Valley of the Rogue State Park.
Investigators believe that the body belongs to 21-year-old Jesus Flores-Galindo, who went missing on May 2 while swimming near Gold Hill. His next of kin have been notified, JCSO said.
The Sheriff's Office said at the time that Flores-Galindo was with a group visiting the area from California, and they went down to the river at Rock Point Bridge that afternoon. While they were not planning to swim, Flores-Galindo went into the river to cool off, and appeared to begin struggling before disappearing under the surface.