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Boy's body recovered from Willamette River near Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say crews have recovered the body of an 11-year-old boy days after he drowned in the Willamette River near Salem.

KOIN-TV reports (https://goo.gl/qdyFCZ ) when Nehemiah Wilson was swimming near a boat ramp at Wallace Marine Park when he went under the water Friday afternoon.

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office says rescue crews looked for his body ever since and eventually recovered it Wednesday.

Wilson was not wearing a life jacket when he was swept away by the river's current.

He went under the water before other swimmers could reach him.


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