Central Point Teen Drowns After Jumping off Applegate Lake Dam

UPDATE: Here is the GoFundMe link for the family of Tyler Torres, the young man who lost his life at Applegate Lake.

A message from a friend of the families:

Tyler Torres was a sweet and caring young man, loved by so many as a beloved Son/Brother/Grandson. He was taken too soon from us. Please help support Amanda Breese and Family, as they will need time to grieve and heal from their loss. Donations will be used for Funeral/ Memorial services as well as wages lost. Amanda is a mother of 3, she will need help with the support of her other 2 children as she copes through this process. Any donation is appreciated.

Here is the LINK to Medford Alerts live coverage of the incident from late last night.

Last night, Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon-911 (ECSO) received a report of a possible drowning at Applegate Lake. Applegate Valley Fire District (JCFD9) personnel and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) patrol deputies and Marine units responded.

Deputies learned that a group of teenage males had been jumping into the lake off of the dam. When one jumped and entered the water he did not return to the surface. The others attempted to find him in the water and contacted 911. Deputies searched the area and suspended the search after a few hours due to darkness.

Area of drowning

Earlier this morning, deputies located the victim in the lake. The victim is a 16 year-old male from Central Point.

No additional information was released by authorities at this time.


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