Boy, 16, found dead in Salem creek

Boy, 16, found dead in Salem creek
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SALEM, Ore. — Police found the body of a 16-year-old boy who drowned in Mill Creek in Salem.

Police say he was last seen about 9 p.m. Sunday when he fell off his tube into the water. He did not surface.

Searchers on shore and in a boat found no sign of him overnight, and divers waited until daylight to continue looking.

Divers found the boy's body Monday morning.

Police say the creek has fast and slow-moving water ranging in depth from 2 or 3 feet to pools that are 10-to-15 feet deep.

A Salem Fire spokesman said the boy was not wearing a life jacket.

His name has not been released.