A Body Was Discovered on the Clackamas River After Two Brothers Reported Them Missing

After two brothers went missing on the Clackamas River on Friday, May 19, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reports that they have located the body of one of the missing rafters.

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Close around 1:40 p.m. On Tuesday, an officer with the United States Forest Service discovered the body of 65-year-old Vasiliy Zagreychuk of Gresham, who had become entangled in a “strainer” — a collection of logs and debris blocking a section of the river.

Zagreychuk’s brother reportedly fell out of the raft at the river’s rope crossing on Friday while the three guys were attempting to float to Austin Hot Springs. After the raft flipped and the 61-year-old survivor and Zagreychuk fell into the river, the sheriff’s office claims they floated downstream for half a mile.

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The 61-year-old man managed to escape and later said he had looked for the brothers but had been unsuccessful. The sheriff’s office reported finding Zagreychuk’s body 2.8 miles downstream from the rope crossing where the raft capsized.

After calling off their hunt for the second missing rafter on Saturday night, the Forest Service and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office members are back at it today.

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