Missing Man Identified in Drowning at Wickiup Reservoir

A Bend man is missing and presumed dead after his canoe flipped on the Wickiup Reservoir in the early hours of Thursday morning. Today the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has just released an update on the situation. The missing man has been identified as 29-year-old Michael Mead, he is 5’6,” around 170 pounds, with brown hair, blue eyes, and tattoos.

Mead’s family has been notified but he remains missing.

Central Oregon Daily’s Dalton Roth spoke to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s about how tragedies like this can be avoided.

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