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Body of Portland farmer found in river

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2016 | 2:18 AM

A farmer of Cascade District in Spring Hill, Portland is suspected to have died in a freak accident in his community yesterday.

Dead is 45-year-old Peter Cole.  

Reports from the Spring Hill Police are that about 8:15 p.m., residents called them to the area.

Upon their arrival, Cole was found in a river with a wound to his head.

He died on the spot.

Noting that the stretch of road where the incident occurred is extremely dark, the Spring Hill Police theorsie that Cole was walking along Regale Road when he missed his step, fell over the retaining wall and into the river.

They say this is the second such incident to occur in the area in recent times.

On November 26, 2013, the body of Alvin Simpson was also found in the same river.

Investigations are ongoing.