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A father and his two daughters narrowly escape disaster Thursday afternoon, as they floated into a swifter part of the Deschutes River and could not fight the current. Captain Corey Darling with Bend Police says just after 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon, Bend Fire is called out to the Colorado spillway for a water rescue. "A father and his two daughter got caught in the swifter portion of the river and were not able to get to the side of the river to get out and actually got caught at the spillway. Fortunately, they were able to grab on to the spillway before going through. The father and one of the daughters were able to get out. The other one was not able to and was holding on to the pillar until we got there." Darling says Barry Gregory, 55, Sarah Jo Gregory, 15, Molly Jo Gregory,6, all of Oregon City, were safely rescued; but apparently none of the victims wore a life jacket. The 15 year old was the victim who needed help getting off the spillway. The family was visiting the area and unfamiliar with the Deschutes River and the safe exits for the river.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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