Deputies search Snake River for boy who fell from railroad trestle

July 22, 2013 

— A 13-year-old Oregon boy is presumed drowned after falling off a trestle bridge into the Snake River.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was fishing with friends off the railroad trestle Sunday near Ontario, Ore. when he slipped, Malheur County Undersheriff Travis Johnson said.

“He was not a strong swimmer, and was unable to get out,” he said. “His friends were unable to get him out as well.”

No body has been found. Right now, the boy is classified as missing, but is believed to have drowned.

Johnson said that it was the county’s first drowning of the year.

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