26-year-old drowns at company party, Oregon cops say


A 26-year-old woman drowned after falling into the Columbia River at a company party in Troutdale, Oregon police said.

A 26 year old drowned at a company party On December 8, after falling into a river, Oregon police said.

The woman, identified as Olivia Payne, was attempting to board a boat moored on the Columbia River when she fell into the water, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said.

When the officials arrived around 3 a.m., they found the woman unconscious in the water. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy and determined the incident to be an accident and classified the death as drowning,” the sheriff’s office said.

A company at the Troutdale site was having a company party at the time, officials said. Police did not identify the company.

Volunteers with the local trauma intervention program provided emotional support to those at the party, officials said.

Troutdale is approximately 16 miles east of Portland.

Maddie Capron is a McClatchy real-time reporter focused on the outdoors and wildlife in the Western United States.

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