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Man presumed drowned after tube capsized during Deschutes River float, deputies say

Today 8:14 AM

Gallery: Search underway for man who went missing near Deschutes River rapid

By Jim Ryan | The Oregonian/OregonLive

A man who set out to float the Deschutes River is presumed drowned after his tube capsized, authorities say. The Wasco County Sheriff’s Office said authorities searched for Jonathan Jensen of The Dalles on Sunday and Monday but were unsuccessful. He was last seen Sunday in the Moody Rapids area of the famous river. The search will continue, the sheriff’s office said late Monday afternoon.

The agency said it received a report about 5:45 p.m. Sunday that a tube carrying Jensen had capsized and that he was last seen standing in the river. Jensen, 36, was gone when his group returned to help him, according to the sheriff’s office. The Moody Rapids are a Class III section of river that features large waves and turbulent channels, according to a river map. They’re near the Deschutes River State Recreation Area and Heritage Landing boat launch and day use area.

Deputies urge anyone who has information or finds Jensen to call 541-296-5454.

-- Jim Ryan; jryan@oregonian.com; 503-221-8005; @Jimryan015


Family finds body of man who capsized during Deschutes River float

Updated 9:13 AM; Today 9:11 AM

By Kale Williams | The Oregonian/OregonLive

The body of man who went missing after his tube capsized on the Deschutes River last weekend was recovered Thursday night in Wasco County, officials said.

Jonathan Jensen, 36, was last seen Sunday in the Moody Rapids area of the famous river, according to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office. The agency said it received a report about 5:45 p.m. that a tube carrying Jensen had capsized and that he was last seen standing in the river.