One Dead, One Missing in Lost Creek Lake (Photo)
TRAIL, Ore. – One man died, and another man is missing and presumed dead, following a boating incident on Lost Creek Lake on Sunday night. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) marine patrol deputies and search and rescue (SAR) personnel are continuing the search for the missing man Monday morning.
On June 9, 2019, at 7:53 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call from a woman at Lost Creek Lake reporting two men had drowned. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office marine patrol deputies, along with personnel from Fire District #4 and Mercy Flights, responded to the lake. Several citizens also assisted on the water and on land.
Deputies located the first victim, Irving Fuentes, 25, unresponsive in the water. A Fire District #4 rescue boat transported him to a waiting Mercy Flights ambulance at the Stewart State Park boat ramp. He was transported to Providence Medford Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. An investigator with the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the hospital.
Marine patrol deputies continued the search for the second victim, Juan Carlos Fuentes, 29, but were hampered by darkness. Resources are returning to the lake Monday morning to continue the search and recovery effort.
Deputies say the two men, both of White City, were brothers and were boating with family members. Neither man was wearing a life jacket. The circumstances of the incident remain under investigation.