Bend Surfer Dies On Deschutes River Wave

by The Editors on May 4, 2022

A 17-year-old surfer died on Saturday, April 20, 2022 after apparently getting trapped underwater while surfing the river wave in The Bend Whitewater Park on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon according to a story in The Bulletin.

Ben Murphy, 17, was taken to the hospital after being trapped for six minutes underwater. He was pronounced dead at St. Charles Bend, his family confirmed in a Facebook post. . . Murphy was pulled from the water by bystanders and members of the group he was with, and first responders performed CPR on him for 30 minutes before he was taken to St. Charles Bend, the release said.

The popular Bend surfing spot will reportedly “remain flat” until further notice until the conditions can be completely assessed. Our thoughts are with the Murphy family and friends.

[Link: The Bulletin]


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