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PRINEVILLE, OR -- A 36-year-old Prineville man is presumed drowned, after the canoe he was in overturned at Ochoco Reservoir, Sunday. Christopher Callahan and 35-year-old Nathannael Robedeau were in the canoe when it capsized about 250 yards from shore.


They reportedly weren't wearing life jackets while in the boat, but put them on after falling into the water. Both men swam toward shore, but Callahan appeared disoriented and took off his life jacket. Crook County deputies were dispatched just after 4 p.m.. When they arrived, they were told by witnesses that Callahan had gone under water and he didn't resurface. 


Despite an extensive search by law enforcement and private citizens, he wasn't found before nightfall. The scene remains closed and the search for his body will resume Monday morning, when more resources can be brought into the area. 
Robedeau was taken to the hospital for treatment of hypothermia.   
MONDAY UPDATE: Members of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue dive team, Crook County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue and State Police recovered the body of Christopher Callahan at 10 a.m. Monday. He was discovered not far from where he was last seen, in about 40' of water. 
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