State investigators cited leash entanglement as the cause of death. Daughter was Sarah, 17\
Two found dead in Willamette River near I-5 in Glenwood,
apparently were paddle boating
Register-Guard, Eugne, OR
Two people are dead after a paddle board accident Wednesday in the Willamette River near Interstate 5 in Glenwood. A passerby called 911 around 3:25 p.m. Wednesday to report a watercraft stuck in debris east of Interstate 5. Eugene Springfield Fire and Lane County Sheriff's deputies responded and located two paddle boards nearby.
A Eugene Springfield Fire rescue boat passes by two paddle boards that were pulled from the Willamette River near Interstate 5 on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. They later pulled two people from the water. Both were deceased, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Marvin Combs, who was on the scene.
Local and county rescue personnel found a 60-year-old man, later identified as Eugene resident David Schenderlein, and a teenage girl dead in the water, a sheriff's office news release said. The sheriff's office is not identifying the teenager because of her age.
The news release said investigators believe they were on stand-up paddle boards. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the deaths
Register-Guard reporter Adam Duvernay contributed to this article
2 dead after paddle boarding accident near Eugene
Posted Dec 24, 7:06 AM
Mark Graves & Kale Williams, Portland Oregonian
Two people died Wednesday after their paddle boards became tangled in debris on the Willamette River in Lane County, according to media reports. Just before 3:30 p.m., someone called 911 to report that it appeared there was something stuck in debris on the river east of Interstate 5 in Glenwood, the Eugene Register-Guard reported.
Responding deputies from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office discovered two paddle boards in the river, the newspaper reported, and later pulled two bodies from the water.
Neither of the victims were identified.
Father and Teenage Daughter Killed in Ore. Paddle Boarding Accident: ‘Grief... Beyond Words’
Dave and Sarah Schenderlein died during a paddle boarding accident in the Willamette River on Dec. 23
A 60-year-old father and his teenage daughter were found dead last week following a paddle boarding accident in the Willamette River in Glenwood, Oregon.
A passerby called 911 the afternoon of Dec. 23 after seeing a watercraft stuck in debris in the river east of Interstate 5, according to the Eugene Register-Guard.
Deputies from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arrived at the scene and found two paddle boards in the river. The bodies of two deceased victims were later pulled from the water, Sheriff's Sgt. Marvin Combs told the outlet.
The victims have since been identified as Dave Schenderlein and his 17-year-old daughter Sarah of Eugene, Oregon, according to a GoFundMe page.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing to investigate the tragic deaths, the Register-Guard reported.