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The body an avid fly fisherman who slipped and fell into the Deschutes River at Trout Creek was recovered Saturday morning. Steve Adams, 54, fell into the river last Sunday night during a family camping trip. The Jefferson County Sheriffs Office says Adam's body was recovered 2 ½ miles from where he was last seen; he was not wearing a life jacket. Adams is from Hawaii; but has family in Central Oregon and was a frequent camper at Trout Creek. He was taken to the Bel-Air Funeral Home in Madras.

 

Captain Marc Heckathorn with the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office reminds "those who are recreating along the river to be aware of their surroundings and to wear a personal flotation device."

 

 

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