PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The search continues Sunday for a man who tried to swim with his wife from the west bank of the Willamette River to Ross Island Saturday night.
The married couple got about halfway across when the man became distressed. His wife began to scream for help and a boat came by and picked her up, an official with Portland Fire & Rescue told KOIN 6 News.
PF&R crews looked for the man for 90 minutes and couldn't find him. Officials said the man likely drowned in the 65-degree water.
Multnomah County divers were called in to look for the man until around 2 p.m. Sunday. As of 5:50 p.m. Sunday, boats with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office were checking the water with sonar.
The man had not been found as of later Sunday night. He is presumed to have drowned.
Authorities have not yet released the man's or woman's identity.
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