Linn County deputies believe a Sweet Home man drowned in the South Santiam River on a fishing trip.
Crews recovered 61-year-old David Lytle's body on Friday morning.
Authorities said his wife reported him overdue Thursday about 11 p.m.
She told deputies that she had talked to Lytle by cellphone earlier in the afternoon and gave them a description of the area where her husband could be.
About 11:40 p.m., a deputy found Lytle's pickup in the parking area near Bates Bridge, investigators said.
It was located about five miles north of Sweet Home off of Highway 20.
Deputies and members of the Linn County Search and Rescue Post searched the area throughout the night but couldn't find Lytle.
An Army National Guard helicopter crew spotted his body about 7:30 a.m. on Friday about 500 yards downstream from the bridge.
His body was recovered from the river and transported to Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel in Sweet Home.
The investigation revealed no sign of foul play, deputies said.
At this point, it is believed Lytle drowned.
However, a post-mortem examination will be performed.
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