BEND -- A logjam that trapped the body of a Dallas man last August was removed from the Deschutes River Oct. 28 as his family watched from its bank.
"We're relieved to know the logs are gone," said Gregory Guy, the father of Connor Guy, a lifelong Dallas resident who died in a canoeing accident on the river at the age of 27.
Connor Guy had been tossed out of his canoe in an area of fast-moving water and drowned when his lifejacket caught on a tree under water. His body was recovered Sept. 2.
Under the suggestion of Pringle Falls neighbors, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden's office, the Sheriff's Office, Central Oregon Irrigation District, the Oregon State Forestry Department and Oregon State Parks, Knife River Central Oregon and other agencies helped remove the hazardous logjam at Pringle Falls that Tuesday, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.
The logjam included about 20 large trees and other debris. The area watermaster had lowered the river for work on another project, and gave Knife River the ability to retrieve the logs and part of Connor's canoe that had capsized.
Gregory Guy thanked the community for its support during the difficult time. Many had been touched by Connor in their lifetimes as more than 600 attended his memorial service.
"Pastor Dave said it was the largest funeral ever at Trinity Lutheran (Church)," Gregory said.