Accident Database

Report ID# 802

  • Flush Drowning
  • Does not Apply
  • Other

Accident Description

The Wind River is a challenging Class IV-V run that drops into the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side. According to the Portland Columbian Lauren Orton, 32, was thrown out of a commercial raft and washed over a 6 foot high ledge on April 27th. Her PFD and helmet surfaced, but she did not. Several days later her body had still not been located.

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