Teen dies trying to rescue brother in Oregon
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) A Lane County sheriff's officer says a 16-year-old boy died after he tried to rescue his younger brother, who had slipped on rocks near the top of Wildwood Falls near Cottage Grove, Oregon. The younger boy survived.
Sgt. Carrie Carver says the victim was walking on rocks near the falls Tuesday afternoon with his brother when the younger boy slipped and began to slide down the rocks into the water. The top of the rock wall is about 30 feet above the base of the falls.
Witnesses say the older boy went into the water to save his brother and both went down a narrow chute of water. Carver says the younger boy emerged from the water but the older boy did not.
The spokeswoman says the older brother's body was recovered after a tow truck was brought in to remove a large log from the water chute, allowing access to the victim.
The boys' names were not released Tuesday night.
Cottage Grove is south of Eugene.