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Deputies ID man presumed drowned near Milwaukie boat ramp

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Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
MILWAUKIE, OR (KPTV) -

The search has been called off for a 43-year-old man who is presumed to have drowned in the Willamette River in the Milwaukie area.  

Emergency crews responded to the Milwaukie boat ramp near Jefferson Street at 8:15 a.m. Sunday on a report of a capsized rowboat.

Deputies arrived and determined that one man was missing and last seen in the water.

An extensive search was conducted. After 45 minutes, the search was changed from a rescue to a recovery operation.

Due to extremely hazardous conditions, deputies said the search was called off at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for the safety of the divers.

The missing man was identified by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on Monday as 43-year-old Jorge Luis Echavarria-Ortega of Portland.

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