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Divers recover man's body in harbor
UPDATE: Victim was 62-year-old Portland man
Divers with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office have recovered the body of a 62-year-old man who did not surface after going swimming in the Portland Harbor.
On Monday, sheriff's deputies said Gregory Loren Whitlock of Portland drowned.
According to the sheriff's office, at approximately 4:37 p.m. on Aug. 22, the River Patrol responded to the report of a person who had gone under the water and hadn't resurfaced after going swimming in the harbor from a cabin cruiser west of the Suttle Road Moorage.
Emergency responders from Portland Fire Bureau, Port of Portland Fire, Clark County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast Guard also responded to the area as they attempted to locate the missing swimmer.
The sheriff's Dive Team began searching in the area the swimmer was last seen. His body was recovered at approximately 7:45 p.m. and turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
Initial reports are the male had been swimming with another person in the harbor near the cabin cruiser they were on. The man began to struggle in the water and called for help. The other swimmer attempted to assist but the man was continued to struggle, broke away, went under the water and didn't resurface. Neither swimmer was wearing a life jacket.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT