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It happened near the steep canyon by the Bill Healy Bridge.

 

Bend Fire Battallion Chief Bob Madden says this is a popular and dangerous part of the river.

 

"A lot of local experiened kayakers do a lot of kayaking there, but someone inexperienced or ill equipped would have a tough time.  We've had fatalities there.  Know what's below you .. don't take anything for granted.  There is some real tricky water on the Deschutes."

 

Three kayakers were involved.  One got to shore and alerted authorities about the two others.

 

They were eventually rescued, but crews warn kayakers to be aware of the difficulty of the terrain you're traveling.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)