Possible drowning of 4-year-old on McKenzie River

Sheriff searching for man in downtown Creswell

LANE COUNTY, Ore. - According to the McKenzie Fire District, there was a possible drowning on the McKenzie River around noon on Sunday, near Ike's Pizza Restaurant on Highway 126.

Witnesses noticed a small child in the water, face down,

The chief says that people pulled the boy out of the water, where fire units and medics arrived and performed CPR on the boy.

Eventually, the 4-year-old was life-flighted to Riverbend Hospital for care, then was flown to Portland for more care.

There is no word yet on the child's condition.

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