Body of missing swimmer found in Sandy River

Multnomah County

The 21-year-old man was reportedly not wearing a life jacket when he vanished

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The body of a man who disappeared Tuesday evening while swimming on the Sandy River was found Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The swimmer, whom Multnomah County deputies identified as 21-year-old Jose Pascual of Portland, disappeared underwater at Dabney State Park around 4:30 p.m. He was reportedly not wearing a life jacket at the time.

His body was found around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Multiple agencies responded to help with the search. Rescue swimmers reported no visibility in the water and dangerous currents caused by glacial runoff on Mount Hood, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said. Crews were only able to search by helicopter and raft.

The search turned into a recovery effort around 9 p.m. Tuesday due to the amount of time that had gone by and the river conditions.

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