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'Lifeguards could not get to her': Junior counselor drowns in pond at Oregon camp

Naomi Rudolph, 14, of Keizer was swimming in a pond at Canyonview Camp when she began to struggle and call for help, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said. (Photo via MCSO)

SILVERTON, Ore. - A junior camp counselor drowned while swimming in a pond at the camp Wednesday.

Naomi Rudolph, 14, of Keizer was swimming in a pond at Canyonview Camp when she began to struggle and call for help, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies and Silverton Fire District firefighters responded to the camp just before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

"When deputies and fire personnel arrived on scene they found lifeguards and camp counselors searching the approximate two acre pond for the missing swimmer," the sheriff's office said.

"Sadly lifeguards could not get to her before she submerged and Ms. Rudolph died. This marks the first drowning death in Marion County for the 2018 summer season and it is with heavy hearts that we must remind swimmers how dangerous water can be," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "The Sheriff’s Office thoughts and prayers are with the Rudolph family and all those affected at Canyonview Camp."

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