Albany firefighters told The Corvallis Gazette-Times that the swimmer was trying to cross the Calapooia near its confluence with the Willamette River.
The diver found the swimmer about 6 feet below the surface of the water about 20 minutes after rescuers arrived.
The swimmer's name has not been released. The Benton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as an accidental drowning.
More Northwest Headlines
1 dead, 2 injured in drive-by shooting in Federal Way Tacoma recycling company fined again for toxic spill 1:09 p.m. State fines Seattle terminal operator for health, safety violations 1:08 p.m. Washington cranberry growers anxious for fall rain at harvest 1:07 p.m. $500,000 bail set for man accused of Blaine shooting 1:05 p.m. King County sheriff’s deputy to be fired for sleeping on job 1:04 p.m. Hearing Friday on suit over Kurt Cobain death-scene photos 1:02 p.m. Tacoma lighthouse coming down because of structural problems 1:06 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.