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Teen who drowned near Sauvie Island identified

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Oregon State Police have released the identity of the 18-year-old man who drowned near Sauvie Island Wednesday.

The body of a missing swimmer was recovered Wednesday night after troopers and other local authorities responded to Walton Beach for a rescue operation around 5:30 p.m. 

The man had been swimming to shore from a boat with a group of friends when he began to struggle and went under.

Troopers identified the man as Jonathan James Walker of Portland Thursday morning.

OSP said the investigation into Walker’s drowning is ongoing and alcohol use is being considered as a possible factor.

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