The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 44 year old man who went missing while walking on a dock at Sawyer’s Landing, upriver from Newport. Initial reports said the man, dressed in rain gear, fell off a dock and plunged into a fast moving Yaquina River, and was swept downstream.
Numerous first responders including local law enforcement, fire and paramedics, US Coast Guard and others, immediately converged on the area in an effort to locate Ryan Doland of Salem. A helicopter, boats, and ground crews searched for Mr. Doland until approximately 9:00 pm, but were unsuccessful. He is presumed drowned.
As of December 29, Mr. Doland has not been seen or located.