On March 29, 2023, at 3:30 p.m., the Coos County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a young woman advising that her sister had been swept downstream in fast water on the South Fork of the Coquille River.

The caller said she and her sister had been recreating at Albert Powers Park off of Powers Hwy. The caller told dispatch that her sister did not swim well, was wearing a life jacket, and was in a small blue and black raft.

CCSO Deputies and Myrtle Point Fire rescue young woman from river

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