A Prineville man was found dead in the Deschutes River near Terrebonne Sunday after an hours-long search.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said it was called out to the area of Mile Post 6 on Lower Bridge Way Saturday night for a missing person report. DCSO said someone reported having gone swimming with a friend. The reporting person left to run an errand and couldn’t find his friend when he returned.
DCSO said deputies searched the area with the help of two Search and Rescue volunteers, a K9 and a drone with thermal capabilities.
More help was brought in Sunday morning which included 17 Search and Rescue volunteers, a swift water rescue team, drone team and more K9s.
After a 5 1/2 hour search, the missing person was found dead about one-half mile downstream from Lower Bridge Way, DCSO said.
The sheriff’s office said there was nothing suspicious noted in the investigation.
The name of the man has been withheld until family has been notified.