Body & Kia found in the River

Sheriff's Office logoThe Sheriff's Office received a report of a submerged vehicle in the McKenzie River near milepost 31 (East of Ben and Kay Dorris Boat Ramp area) at approximately 6:57 p.m. on Monday night. It is unknown how the vehicle, a 2011 Kia Utility SUV, ended up in the water. Information gathered so far indicates that there was only one occupant in the vehicle.
The Sheriff's Office received a report a short time later of a person floating down the river. The victim was recovered by McKenzie River Fire Department personnel and was transported to the hospital by LifeFlight.
The victim, identified as Beverly Fry-Hadden, 60, of Vida, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The Lane County Sheriff's Office and the medical examiner are investigating the cause and manner of death. No other information is available at this time.


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