Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Monday, June 24 @ 3:52 p.m. / Oregon

66-Year-old Woman Drowns Near Agness, Oregon; Her Dog Is Still Missing, Curry County Sheriff Says

From the Curry County Sheriff's Office:

On Saturday, 06-22-24 at about 12:41pm, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch 911 Center, received a Text to 911, from Agness resident, Martin Gillette, reporting a drowning of a woman at Two-Mile Rapids, upriver from Agness.  The information provided was that the female victim was on a rafting excursion with three others and a dog on a raft that started at Foster Bar.  Shortly after being on the water, the two females on the raft and a dog got flipped out at the Two-Mile Rapids.  Others in the rafting party were able to get both the females to shore but one had drowned.  Dispatch paged out Agness Fire and Rescue and Reach Air along with request to page out Mercy Air.

Marine Sergeant Jared Gray had been at Huntly Park earlier doing water training with SAR, Gold Beach Fire/PD, Sixes River Fire Department, USFS, Aquatic Safety and Coos County Sheriff’s Office.  Sergeant Gray started upriver in the marine boat and picked up two members of the Coos County Sheriff’s Office at the Lobster Creek Boat Ramp and then responded to the Two-Mile rapids.  Once on scene, there were other rafting members that had arrived.  The victim, identified as sixty-six-year-old Mary Kohn of Posers, Or., was transported back down to Lobster Creek where she was released to Redwood Memorial Services out of Brookings, Or.  According to the Marine Sergeant, there were life vests aboard the raft but no-one in the rafting party were wearing them.

The next of KIN of Mary has been notified.  As of this press release, the dog, named Teddy, that was in the raft has not been located.  Teddy is a black and white Australian Shepard type dog with a pink collar.


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